Suo Ron Wins 100 Breaststroke at Chinese Summer Nationals (Day 3)

2016 Chinese Summer Nationals

  • Ganzhou, China
  • June 6th-9th, 2016
  • 50 meter (long course) pool
  • Live results (Choose “By grouping query results,” and “Session 8” from the first dropdown).

It will serve as a minor consolation after placing 3rd at this spring’s Olympic Trials, but on the 3rd day of China’s Summer National Championship meet in Ganzhou, Suo Ran came away with the title in the women’s 100 breaststroke.

She swam a 1:08.47 to win the race by half-a-second, which is within range of the times she swam in April. While her endurance held through to this meet, she didn’t have as much front-half speed to match the 1:07 she swam earlier this year.

In the men’s breaststroke race on the 3rd day of the meet, Wang Lizhuo swam a 2:10.95 to win the 200. That result follows his National Record in the 100 on Tuesday, and while the 200 time wasn’t a record, much like the 100 it was faster than he swam at the Olympic Trials. In April, he was only a 2:11.86, with the difference coming almost entirely in the 3rd 50 of the swim.

Aside from Lizhuo, most of the Olympic Team is absent from these summer National Championships. Other results from day 3 are below:

  • Yang Jun Xuan won the women’s 100 fly in 59.76, beating out a 59.94 from Majie Yu.
  • Wang Pudong won the men’s 200 fly in 2:00.50.
  • Bi Wenxin won the women’s 400 free in 4:12.71.

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I think it would be important to note that the best swimmers in China are training in Europe in preparation for Rio.


Who cares where they are training? I believe Sun Yang (by far their best swimmer) was competing in the US last week.


Some people care you’re obviously a newby to swimswam so chill out people love any swim info on here.


New to swimswam or not, I happen to be a follower of Chinese swimmers (dopers or not) and think they will do better than most people think in Rio. The original post was neither relevant (“important” to know where they are training?? come on!) nor accurate (Sun Yang is not in Europe).

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