“I will not give up. I will continue trying until I win,” says 21-year-old former world record holder Yi Shiwen of China.
15-year-old Li Bingjie nabbed her 2nd national record of these 2017 National Games of China, while Ning Zetao made a return to racing.
Sun Yang claimed his 2nd title of the National Games of China, winning the 200 free in 1:45.15. Controversial swimmer Qiu Yuhan is also making her mark in the women’s version of the event.
Sun Yang fired off a super quick 3:41.94 to take gold in his first event of the 2017 National Games of China.
Get a glimpse into the dryland efforts undertaken by the World Championships squad in this 3-minute video.
Ning Zetao has been left off China’s preliminary World Championship roster.
On day 8, Wang Shun swept the IMs as he captured the 400 IM title.
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
In the semifinals of the 50 back, Jiayu popped off a 24.42 to set the mark.
Jiayu put up a personal best 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 medalists Fu Yuanhui and Xu Jiayu gave China a great showing in the 100 back on day 4 of the 2017 Chinese Nationals.
Chinese butterfly stud Li Zhuhao headlined day 2 of the 2017 Chinese National Championships with his 23.53 in the 50 fly final.
Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen are expected to compete at next month’s Chinese National Championships, the qualifying meet for Budapest’s World Championships.