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.
In the semifinals of the 50 back, Jiayu popped off a 24.42 to set the mark.
If Allison Schmitt (second-left) and Missy Franklin (second-right) are in-form in Rio, the Americans won’t be touched. Their margin-for-error will be slimmer than it was in Kazan, however.
Charloette Bonnet of France, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien of Vietnam and Suo Ran all set new compeition records on the third day of the World Military Games…
The 2014 World Military Swimming Championships kicked off on Friday in Tenero, Switzerland, and France’s Charlotte Bonnet cracked the first meet…
Sun Yang Returns To Competition; Xu Jiayu Swims Worlds Fastest 100m Backstroke at Chinese Spring Nationals
Xu Jiayu ran away from the rest of the field to claim the top time in the world in the…
China’s Xin Xin has broken a Continental Record in the 800 free with an 8:19. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/THeSwimPictures.com)
Wu Peng, one of the truly legendary Chinese male swimmers, won the 200 fly at the Asian Games and then stepped off the stage with a final bow. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Two more National Records went down Thursday, and a mega three-man sprint battle was set up for later in the meet. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)