Shi Jinglin Hits World’s #4 100 Breast At Chinese Trials

2016 CHINESE OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

  • April 3rd-10th, 2016
  • Foshan, Guangdong, China
  • Foshan Century Lotus Swimming & Diving Hall
  • Live video
  • Full results

Finals

Shi Jinglin rose from the second seed to win the women’s 100 breaststroke at Chinese Olympic Trials, hitting the world’s #4 time in the process.

Shi, a finalist at last summer’s World Championships, went 1:06.29, blowing away her 1:07 semis swim and vaulting to fourth in the world. Shi could turn out to be effectively ranked higher than that, given that world leader Yulia Efimova recently tested positive for a banned substance and could be facing a suspension that would wipe her name off the world leaders list and off the list of Rio medal contenders.

2015-2016 LCM Women 100 BREAST

LillyUSA
KING
08/08
1.04.93*OR
2Yulia
EFIMOVA
RUS1.05.5008/08
3Katie
MEILI
USA1.05.6908/08
4Ruta
MEILUTYTE
LTU1.05.8203/11
5Alia
ATKINSON
JAM1.05.9311/06
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In the men’s 100 back final, Xu Jiayu shaved a hundredth of a second off his season-best to win gold.

Xu was 53.38, bettering the 53.39 he put up at the Aquatic Super Series back in February. Xu didn’t have to do much to win the event in China, topping runner-up Li Guangyuan by almost a full second. Xu still sits at #8 in the world rankings:

2015-2016 LCM Men 100 BACK

RyanUSA
MURPHY
08/13
51.85*WR*OR
2Mitchell
LARKIN
AUS52.1111/06
3David
PLUMMER
USA52.1206/27
4Jiayu
XU
CHN52.3108/08
5Matt
GREVERS
USA52.5412/03
6Camille
LA COURT
FRA52.7008/08
7Evgeny
RYLOV
RUS52.7408/08
8jacob
PEBLEY
USA52.9506/28
9Grigory
TARASEVICH
RUS53.0304/16
10Guido
GUILHERME
BRA53.0912/18
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With world champs runner-up Sun Yang absent from this meet, the men’s 200 free went to Wang Shun in 1:47.28. That’s Wang’s second win of the meet, after he took the 400 IM on day 1.

The only other final on the night was the women’s 100 back, where a pair of swimmers narrowly cracked a minute. Cher Wang picked up the win in 59.82, with Chen Jie in tow at 59.90. Last year’s world champs 4th-place finisher Fu Yuanhui fell all the way to 8th place in the final, going just 1:02.13. She was 59.02 last summer.

Semifinals

Qui Yuhan led the women’s 200 free semis, going 1:56.69, but she’ll have a tough test from youngster Ai Yanhan, who was 1:56.91.

Junior world record-holders Li Zhuhao and Zhou Min each paced semis of their own races. Li topped the men’s 200 fly in 1:56.61 (about a second off his junior mark, but a full second ahead of the field) and Zhou tied Olympic champ Ye Shiwen as the top qualifier in the women’s 200 IM in 2:13.14. That’s a much better swim for Ye than her 400 IM, where she finished 22 seconds off her world record, but is still about five and a half second off the time she went in winning Olympic gold in the 200 IM in 2012.

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Hswimmer

Fu Yuanhui must have gotten the YE infection lol

Swimmers ear

During the March 4, 2016 Southern Premier meet in Knoxville, American MHannis clocked a 1:06.16 in the hundred breaststroke against KMeili. SJinglin would be positioned 5th, immediately behind MHannis and ahead of LKing in the world rankings. Unless UEfimova’s name is deleted as a result of her second positive drug test.

Finn

Is the Chinese swimming federation referring to the FINA A times when deciding the swimmers on their roster or do they have separate qualifying times akin to Japan/France/Great Britain?

Sappire H

FINA A times

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