2017 CHINESE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Monday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 19, 2017
- Qingdao, China
- Live Results
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap/Day 4 Recap/Day 5 Recap
- Day 6 Recap/Day 7 Recap
On day 8 of the 2017 Chinese National Championships, Olympic champ Sun Yang finished off his sweep of the distance free races. Sun, the World Record holder in the event, clocked in at 15:04.15. That’s well off his record time of 14:31.02, but still good enough to win by almost 4 seconds. With that, he has golds in every freestyle race except the 50 free from this meet.
Since his absence from the final at 2015 Worlds, Sun hasn’t been performing up to his former standard in the mile. Last summer, he missed out on a chance to defend his Olympic title when he finished 16th in prelims with a 15:01.97.
Also completing sweeps today was Wang Shun, who swept the IM events, and Xu Jiayu, who swept the backstrokes. After winning the 200 IM and setting a National Record earlier in the meet, Shun captured the 400 IM title today in 4:12.65, making him the 6th fastest performer in the world this year. Jiayu, on the other hand, swept the backstrokes. He was just shy of his National Record from the semis, winning in 24.48.
On the women’s side, the 400 IM podium was without 2012 Olympic champ and former World Record holder Ye Shiwen. Though she swam in the final, she wound up a distant 5th in 4:49.63. Winning the event was Zhou Min, who put up the only sub-4:40 time to take the title in 4:37.65. It took a 4:43 to make the podium, as Wang Xinya (4:43.42) and Xu Danlu (4:43.55) rounded out the top 3.
DAY 8 MEDALISTS
- Women 50 Breast Final- Suo Ran 31.30, Liu Xiaoyu 31.45, Shi Jinglin 31.76
- Men 400 IM Final- Wang Shun 4:12.65, Wang Zhou 4:16.75, Wang Yizhe 4:18.39
- Women 50 Free Final- Liu Xiang 24.81, Zhu Menghui 24.90, Wu Qingfeng 25.08
- Men 50 Back Final- Xu Jiayu 24.48, Li Guangyuan 25.50, Zhou Yibing 25.74
- Women 400 IM Final- Zhou Min 4:37.65, Wang Xinya 4:43.42, Xu Danlu 4:43.55
- Men 1500 Free Final- Sun Yang 15:04.15, Ji Xinjie 15:07.79, Qiu Ziao 15:07.81