Perhaps the biggest shock of the pool competition in Tokyo was Ahmed Hafnaoui’s 400 free win out of lane 8. But the field will be ready for him in Budapest.
The status of many of China’s star swimmers, like Zhang Yufei, will be dependent on the stingent COVID-19 travel restrictions in the city of Shanghai.
China’s butterfly ace Zhang Yufei put on a show once again here at these 2021 National Games, this time tearing down the pool in the 200m distance.
Among those headlining the Chinese Olympic swim team will be Olympic medalists Wang Shun and Xu Jiayu, along with Wang Jiajiahe and Zhang Yufei.
Without the 200 IM and 400 IM, Ye Shiwen now has one shot left at qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Games in the form of the 200 breast.
While 2 men have already qualified to swim the event individually in Tokyo, Jinquan should be in consideration to join China’s 4×200 freestyle relay.
On day 1 of the 2021 Chinese Summer Nationals, only one swimmer managed to notch a time under the FINA A standard in their respective event.
Yufei tied her 100 free National Record in prelims, but she scratched the semifinal to focus on the 200 fly final where she swam lifetime best of 2:05.44.
Zhang Yufei continua la serie di risultati positivi ai trials cinesi e nuota il suo personal best nei 200 farfalla primo tempo al mondo
Li Bingjie won the 400 free final within .61 of her own Asian Record. In the 100 back semifinal, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Fu Yuanhui was disqualified.
Two-time Olympian and Chinese National Record holder Wang Shun cracked the FINA ‘A’ cut in the 400 IM final by over 3.5 seconds, winning the heat in 4:12.03.
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The 2020 Chinese Championships wrapped up from Qingdao tonight, with the theme of faster swims coming in the prelims holding true through this final session.
After dropping a 58.63 in the 100 back at the U.S. Open, beating Regan Smith in the process, we will be hearing a lot more about Phoebe Bacon.