Six Chinese Swimmers Notch Names Onto Olympic Roster Thus Far

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:

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Rafael
3 days ago

Yu yiting 2:09:88 200im prelims

She is 16 years old. That is a wjr

MX4x50relay
Reply to  Rafael
3 days ago

15 I thought

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  MX4x50relay
3 days ago

she hasn’t turned 16 yet, but that’s her age by fina rules

JK2006
3 days ago

As world champs in 2019, Xu Jiayu and Sun Yan were preselected for the Olympics, obviously in Sun’s case, it’s all about the results of the new hearing. I guess he will still need a Fina certified race to post a qualified A time

Old Man Chalmers
3 days ago

the w4x200 is probably china’s best relay medal chance after the mixed medley. yang went 1:54.7 this year, zhang’s success in the 100 free, 100 200 fly should translate to a good 200 free (she just went 1:57 in the heats), li and wang have been 1:55 in the past, with li looking her best since 2017 and wang having gone 4:03 in december

Last edited 3 days ago by Old Man Chalmers
Rafael
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
3 days ago

If fu was on 58 form their women medley would be good

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
3 days ago

China won silver in the women’s 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay at the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships. However, China can be incredibly inconsistent as the performances in relays proved at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships.

Rafael
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
3 days ago

If hkg competed together they could be favorites for Gold with haughey

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