Tan Haiyan Breaks Chinese, World Junior Records in 200 Breaststroke

2017 CHINESE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

China’s Tan Haiyan has cleared his second World Junior Record in as many days at the 2017 Chinese National Championships – and this time, picked up a National Record as well.

Tan, born in 1999, swam a 2:08.71 to win the men’s 200 breaststroke. That undercuts Anton Chupkov’s old World Junior Record of 2:09.64 that was swum at the 2015 World Championships.

Editor’s Note: all records await ratification before they’re official, but especially World Junior Records, which go unrecognized at a notoriously-high rate as compared to other records.

The old Chinese National Record of 2:09.54 was done by Mao Feilian, also at the 2015 World Championships. Feilian took 2nd-place on Saturday with a 2:10.21.

Tan’s splits, by 50, show a unique pattern whereas, after his opening length, his 3rd and 4th 50s were faster than his 2nd:

  • 29.30/33.42/32.86/33.13

Haiyan’s individual races are done, after the 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 IM.

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Paswim

Dude’s been on fire this week!

MoreDrama

Fantastic time! New talents is coming 🙂

World junior champs are going to be exciting this year.

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