2017 CHINESE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Monday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 19, 2017
- Qingdao, China
- Live Results
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap/Day 4 Recap/Day 5 Recap/Day 6 Recap
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:
Haiyan’s individual races are done, after the 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 IM.