Xu Jiayu’s scintillating 52.30 backstroke lead-off was key as China broke the Asian Record in the mixed 400 medley relay.
The second day of the 2018 Asian Games will see Xu Jiayu seek a second backstroke win and Sun Yang a second freestyle win, while Rikako Ikee chases two wins of her own.
Rikako Ikee is now 3/3 in gold medals as she won the 100 freestyle in a new Games Record.
Rikako Ikee will compete in both the 50 fly and 100 free on day 2 of the Asian Games.
Chna’s Yan Zibei has been faster than a minute twice in the 100 breaststroke this season – something nobody else has done even once yet.
Proving his freestyle prowess once again, Sun Yang closes out the 2017 National Games of China with a win in the 1500m race.
Wang Shun followed up his 400m IM victory in Tianjin with a 200m IM win on night 6, while Ning Zetao established himself as the top seed in the men’s 50m freestyle heading into tomorrow night’s final.
Years ago in Budapest, Mardini and her sister slept in a train station and weren’t staying under favorable conditions. She then promised herself she would return to the city one day, but under different circumstances.
After a strong showing in the 100 free at U.S. Nationals, the American women are now a serious threat to the Australians in the 400 free relay at the upcoming 2017 FINA World Championships.
No woman has ever broken 52 seconds in the 100 meter free, but Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom has been very close with her 52.08 this season.
The Americans are the front-runners, but there is no margin for error in the mixed medley relay.
Sarah Sjostrom has been on a tear this year in the 50 free and has shown no signs of slowing down.
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.