2023 WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- July 23 to 30, 2023
- Fukuoka, Japan
- Marine Messe Fukuoka
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Qin Haiyang has done it again. In the finals of the men’s 100 breast at the 2023 World Championships, the Chinese swimmer once again broke the Asian record, clocking a time of 57.69 to win his race by over a second. He took 0.13 seconds off his previous Asian record time of 57.82 which was set in the Worlds semi-final, and is the first Chinese swimmer to ever win a World title in the men’s 100 breast.
In addition, Qin passed Arno Kamminga to become the second-fastest performer of all-time in the men’s 100 breast.
All-Time Top Performers, Men’s 100-Meter Breaststroke:
- Adam Peaty, Great Britain — 56.88 (2019)
- Qin Haiyang, China — 57.69 (2023)
- Arno Kamminga, Netherlands — 57.80 (2021)
- Michael Andrew, United States — 58.14 (2021)
- Nicolo Martinenghi, Italy — 58.26 (2022)
In 2023, Qin has broken the 58-second barrier three different times. His best time coming into this year was a 58.63, but he shattered that PB at Chinese Nationals this May when he went 57.93 to become the third man to ever go under 58 seconds. He then went 57.82 at Worlds semis before going 57.69 in the final.
Compared to his semi-finals swim, Qin was 0.35 seconds faster on his front half and 0.22 faster on his back half.
|Qin Haiyang, 2023 World Championships Final||Qin Haiyang, 2023 World Championships Semi-Final|