Shanghai 2011: China Announces Lineups for 2011 World Championships

China is always the big mystery team headed into any World Championship meet. They don’t often swim in other countries, and the unfamiliarity with their language makes it difficult for most swim sites to pick up a lot on what’s going on internally for them.

Ahead of the release of the psych sheets, we’ve received a copy of the Chinese lineup for the World Championships.  There’s still a chance that Zhang Lin could drop the 200 free, after being booted from his specialty the 800 free for a lack of conditioning, in order to focus on the Chinese 800 free relay that has sights on gold.


50 free Lu Zhiwu
100 free Lu Zhiwu, Jiang Haiqi
200 free Li Yunqi, Zhang Lin
400/800/1500 free Sun Yang, Dai Jun
50/100 back Cheng Feiyi, Sun Xiaolei
200 back Cheng Feiyi, Zhang Fenlin
50 breast Gu Biaorong
100 breast Xie Zhi, Chen Cheng
200 breast Xue Ruipeng, Huang Chaosheng
50 fly Zhou Jiawei
100 fly Zhou Jiawei, Wu Peng
200 fly Wu Peng, Chen Yin
200 im Wang Shun, Zhang Fenlin
400 im Huang Chaosheng, Wang Chengxiang

Relay only swimmers: Zhang Yu, Chen Weiwu, He Jianbing, Zhang Zhongchao, Zhang Enjian, Jiang Yuhui, Shi Tengfei


50 free Li Zhesi, Zhu Qianwei
100 free Tang Yi, Wang Shijia
200 free Tang Yi, Zhu Qianwei
400 free Shao Yiwen, Song Wenyan
800 free Shao Yiwen, Chen Qian
1500 free Shao Yiwen, Li Xuanxu
50 back Gao Chang, Zhou Yanxin
100 back Zhao Jing, Gao Chang
200 back Zhao Jing, Zhu Jiani
50 breast Zhao Jin (different from Zhao Jing), Liu Xiaoyu
100/200 breast Ji Liping, Sun Ye
50 fly Jiao Liuyang, Lu Ying
100 fly Liu Zige, Lu Ying
200 fly Liu Zige, Jiao Liuyang
200 im Ye Shiwen, Zhu Xiaoya
400 im Ye Shiwen, Li Xuanxu

Relay only Swimmers: Pang Jiaying, Chen Huijia, Liu Jing, Wang Junyao, Guo Fan

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12 years ago

the gut tells me that a chinese man is going to make the 200m free final and knock off a relatively big(ger) name. Watch for Dai Jun to do the same in the 400.

12 years ago

It’s strange that they allow Liuyang to swim in the world military games.

12 years ago

Interesting, Qianwei 50 & 200 Free? strange mix. No liuyang on the 100fly?
Qian is the danger on the 800 free.
Would have loved to see Sun do the 200 Free, cant have it all though! cant wait.

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