We’re four years in to Katie Ledecky’s reign in this event, a dominance that began with her gold and world record in Barcelona at the 2013 World Championships. Despite it being half a decade with her name all over the headlines, Ledecky continues to find ways to get just a bit faster.
Ledecky has a clearer path to gold, and so does McKeon for silver.
Sun, the 1500 free World Record holder, 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
On day 7, Chinese backtroke star Xu Jiayu continued to rewrite the record books with a 24.42 in the 50 back, setting a new Chinese National Record in the process
In the semifinals of the 50 back, Jiayu popped off a 24.42 to set the mark.
On day 6, Chinese backtroke star Xu Jiayu continued to rewrite the record books with a 1:54.03 to win the 200 back, setting a new Chinese National Record in the process.
Day 5 of the 2017 Chinese National Championships saw multiple records fall in the 200 IM final.
Videos have surfaced of some of the fast swims at the 2017 Chinese National Championships in Qingdao, China, which started on Monday, April 10th and will run through Wednesday, April 19th.
Olympic gold medalist Sun Yang pulled off a double on day 4 of the 2017 Chinese National Championships.
Li Bingjie went 4:02.52 in the 400 free to lead the world ranks by a good three and a half seconds, while Sun Yang also hit a world-leading time on day 1 of Chinese Nationals.
Li Bingjie of China took her third gold of the competition winning the women’s 400 freestyle on the third night of competition in Maui…
On day 3 of the 2016 Junior Pan Pacs, Team USA’s Lucie Nordmann swam to a new Meet Record in the women’s 200 back prelims. Nordman was just off her personal best time, posting a 2:09.59 to clear the old record of 2:09.68.
Team USA’s Michael Taylor, pictured, won the men’s 100 back at 2016 Junior Pan Pacs. Follow all the action in Maui with the Day One race videos.