2017 CHINESE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Monday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 19, 2017
- Qingdao, China
- Live Results
- Day 1 Recap
- Day 2 Recap
- Day 3 Recap
Olympic gold medalist Sun Yang pulled off a double on day 4 of the 2017 Chinese National Championships. Sun picked up his 3rd gold of the meet in the 800 free, posting a 7:48.33 to win by over 4 seconds ahead of Qiu Ziao (7:52.59). That’s the 3rd fastest time in the world this year behind the Italian distance duo of Gabriele Detti (7:41.64) and Gregorio Paltrinieri (7:47.27).
In addition to his 800 free performance, Sun also led the semifinals of the 100 free. His 49.13 was good enough to clip Lin Yongqin‘s 49.15 for top seed heading into the final. Rounding out the top 3 seeds was Yu Hexin in 49.42.
Breaststroker Yan Zibei claimed his 2nd gold of the meeet, taking down a Chinese National Record in the process. After notching the 50 breast record with his 27.36 in prelims, he clipped it down to a 27.34 in the final. Zibei is now 2-for-2 in the breaststroke races at these championships, having won the 100 breast earlier in the meet.
A close race in the women’s 200 free saw all 3 medalists clock in with 1:56.7s. Getting her hand to the wall 1st was Ai Yanhan in 1:56.72, just a nail ahead of Li Bingjie (1:56.74). Shen Duo, who represented China in this race at the 2016 Olympics, was narrowly behind for 3rd in 1:56.79.
DAY 3 MEDALISTS
- Men 200 Fly Final- Li Zhuhao 1:55.09, Wang Zhou 1:57.10, Yu Yingbiao 1:57.27
- Women 200 Free Final- Ai Yanhan 1:56.72, Li Bingjie 1:56.74, Shen Duo 1:56.79
- Men 50 Breast Final- Yan Zibei 27.34, Zhang Zhihao 27.54, He Zilog 27.55
- Men 800 Free Final- Sun Yang 7:48.33, Qiu Ziao 7:52.59, Gao Xuelei 7:56.73