CHINESE OLYMPIC TRIALS #1
- Friday, April 30th – Saturday, May 8th
- Qingdao, China
- Primary Olympic Qualifier
- LCM (50m)
- Results via Asian Media
It’s time to check in on the Chinese Olympic roster for this summer’s Games in Tokyo as we’ve now seen two days’ worth of finals action in Qingdao.
As a reminder, these Chinese Olympic Trials represent the first of two official qualifying meets for the nation’s swimmers, with any remaining squad slots up for grabs at the secondary Chinese Olympic Trials on the books from May 31st – June 1st.
An additional qualifying opportunity is good news for Olympic bronze medalist Fu Yuanhui who was disqualified for a false start in yesterday’s women’s 100m backstroke finals. It’s also good news for 400m IM Olympic champion from 2012, Ye Shiwen, who wound up 3rd in the event here, with just one swimmer qualifying.
There’s also a chance that China’s most successful swimmer, Sun Yang, may indeed make an appearance at that 2nd Trials meet. The controversial freestyle ace’s second hearing with the Court of Arbitration for Sport looms later this month.
Focusing on this meet, however, below are the strict qualifiers through day 2 finals.
Chinese Olympic Qualifiers in Individual Events: