Sun Yang Completes Quartet, Ye Shiwen Is Back

2019 CHINESE NATIONALS

*Note: Results are only available through Chinese app

Olympic champion Sun Yang successfully completed his quartet of victories at these 2019 Chinese Nationals, capturing his final gold in the men’s 1500m freestyle tonight.

Registering a winning mark of 14:55.00, the 27-year-old Chinese icon represented the only swimmer in the field to dip under the 15:00 threshold, adding the gold medal to his other wins in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle victories.

Sun completed the same feat in Jakarta last year, wrapping up his quadruple there with a mark of 14:58.53 time in the 1500m. His time tonight checks-in as his fastest outing in 4 years.

With his performance this evening, Sun now takes over the world rankings throne, displacing Croatian Franko Grgic who holds 14:56.55. The runner-up behind Sun in tonight’s final Ji Xinjie, inserts himself as the 4th fastest performer of the season with his silver medal-garnering effort of 15:03.38.

Ji had to settle for silver in all of the 4 races in which he saw Sun top the podium, but he put up some pretty impressive performances by his own right. Ji clocked 3:47.80 in the 400m free, 1:46.27 in the 200m free and 7:56.03 in the 400m free to finish behind Sun in all of his races here.

2018-2019 LCM MEN 1500 FREE

FlorianGER
WELLBROCK
07/28
14.36.54
2Myhailo
ROMANCHUK
UKR14.37.6307/28
3Gregorio
PALTRINIERI
ITA14.38.3404/06
4David
AUBRY
FRA14.44.7207/28
5Henrik
CHRISTIANSEN
NOR14.45.3507/28
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Sun commented post-race, “It was the event I felt the most satisfied among all the four events I have competed. I beat the barrier of 15-minute and clocked my best time in four years since I changed my focus to the middle distance after 2012 Olympic Games.

“I was so excited and happy because I found back my endurance for this marathon event and felt more confident in the mid-long distance events,” Sun said. (Xinhuanet)

Another Chinese Olympic champion got the job done tonight, as Ye Shiwen took her 3rd crown of these Championships. Ye has had a breakthrough comeback meet, already having captured the women’s 200m IM and 200m breast titles.

Tonight, the 23-year-old clocked a winning effort of 4:37.57 to take gold in the 400m IM, beating out 13-year-old Yu Yiting who touched in 4:44.50 for runner-up. Zhang Chenyao rounded out the top 3 in 4:45.69.

Shiwen’s performance at the 2012 Olympic Games got her the gold in a time of 4:28.43, a mark that still stands as the Asian Record in the event. Her outing tonight now ranks her as the 3rd fastest performer in the world this season.

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2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 400 IM

KatinkaHUN
HOSSZU
07/28
4.30.39
2Ye
SHIWEN
CHN4.32.0707/28
3Yui
OHASHI
JPN4.32.0006/28
4Sydney
PICKREM
CAN4.35.1504/04
5Emma
WEYANT
USA4.35.4708/02
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Of her swim, Shiwen stated, “Compared with 200m IM and 200m breaststroke, 400 IM was the weakest part of my events. But it was a good sign that I am a reborn swimmer.” (Xinhuanet)

The women’s 50m free saw Liu Xiang put up the 6th fastest performance of the season tonight with her 24.70 win. That time would have earned bronze at last year’s Asian Games, a competition in which Liu took silver just .10 faster than this evening in 24.60.

Wu Qingfeng, just 15, took silver tonight in 24.77, while Zhu Menghui registered 24.92 for bronze.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 50 FREE

2Cate
CAMPBELL
AUS24.0004/28
3Simone
MANUEL
USA24.0507/28
4Pernille
BLUME
DEN24.0806/01
5Bronte
CAMPBELL
AUS24.1706/14
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The men’s 50m back saw Xu Jiayu complete his sweep of the discipline, with the Olympic silver medalist producing 24.47 for the gold. His time now sits as the #2 performance in the world this season, just .07 off of Russian Kliment Kolesnikov’s 24.40 from the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

2018-2019 LCM MEN 50 BACK

KlimentRUS
KOLESNIKOV
07/27
24.35 *WJR
2Michael
ANDREW
USA24.3906/21
3Vladimir
MOROZOV
RUS24.4008/16
4Zane
WADDELL
RSA24.4307/28
5Jiayu
XU
CHN24.4703/31
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Suo Ran clocked the fastest mark of the women’s 50m breast, winning in 31.39. 14-year-old Tang Qianting and Yu Jingyao tied for silver in 31.46.

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CHMI

Florian Wellbrock went 14:49.62 last weekend in Halle for the fastest time this season.

Peyton
Yozhik

Very useful link. Great mixture of Chinese and Arabic characters. 😀

Prison MIke

Yet you missed the arabic characters used to list her birthday, which is relevant to a comment about her being 16.

Peyton

Use the translation function in your browse. The times in this website is incomplete tho–some personal bests are missing. For example, Wu’s 100 free best time is 54.50, not 54.52 as it lists.

Dee

I was about to question her age listed here – She went 24.9 in 2017 and I thought we’d have heard about a 13yo going sub 25 haha

Really

“Sun Yang completes quartet” = does that mean he take four different kinds of pills? or four different injections?

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