Race Video: Yang Junxuan’s 1:55.53 200 Free Victory At Chinese Test Meet


  • Wednesday, July 29th – Friday, July 31st
  • Shandong Province, China
  • 50m (LCM)
  • Results via Chinese app

The Chinese national team’s Summer Test Competition wrapped up in Shandong Province where several key elite athletes threw down some head-turning performances. The Chinese Nationals meet is set to take place later this month, which means these speedy outings may just be a preview of what’s to come from the likes of Yang Junxuan.

18-year-old Yang brought the heat in the women’s 200m free, stopping the clock in a result 0f 1:55.53. That result obliterated the 1:57.48 Yang put up for silver at the 2018 Asian Games and falls just outside the .10 outside of the 1:55.43 she produced for 5th place at last year’s World Championships. That time rendered her as the World Junior record holder.

Yang is also China’s newly-minted national record holder in this 200m free event after having registered a monster 1:54.98 in January at the FINA Champions Series. That time made Yang the first Chinese woman to ever dip under the 1:55 barrier. She is no longer eligible to lower the WJR, however, as she is now 18.

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Really impressive; Such natural feel for the water.


Hate to be this person, but why are we the only country without non intrasquad meets? But that was a very good swim wish I could be that smooth. I guess it’s all something to work on.

Less backstroke


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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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