Tokyo 2020, Asia Recap Day 6: Wang Shun Gets On The Board

2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

Wang Shun of China Got it Done

While Japan continued to struggle as the host nation of these Olympic Games, China made its mark yet again on day 6 in Tokyo.

27-year-old Wang Shun soared to the wall first in a tightly-contested men’s 20om IM battle, reaping a new lifetime best, Asian continental and Chinese national record of 1:55.00 in the process. That was enough to hold off a charging Briton in Duncan Scott who touched in 1:55.28 while Swiss ace Jeremy Desplanches rounded out the top 3 in a time of 1:56.17.

For its part, Japan placed 4th and 6th, with Daiya Seto hitting 1:56.22 in the former slot and his teammate Kosuke Hagino clocking 1:57.49 in the latter.

On the women’s side, it was Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey who stole the Asian show, wrangling up her 2nd individual medal here. She clinched silver in the 100m freestyle, stopping the clock in a mark of 52.27. With her performance, the former University of Michigan Wolverine registered a new Asian record of her own to pair with her 200m free silver.

Quick Hits

  • 31-year-old Ryosuke Irie produced a time of 1:57.32 to place 7th in the men’s 200m back final
  • The men’s 100m fly final will be devoid of any Asian swimmers. The highest-placed Asian came from Japan’s Naoki Mizunuma whose time of 51.46 rendered him 10th.
  • Liu Yaxin and Peng Xuwei will both represent China in the women’s 200m backstroke final.

Continental & National Records Through Day 6

  • Chinese Record in women’s 4x100m free relay – 3:34.76
  • Chinese Record and Asian Record for Li Bingjie in 400m free 4:01.08
  • World Junior Record and Korean Record for Hwang Sunwoo in the men’s 200m free heats – 1:44.62
  • Taipei Record for Eddie Wang in men’s 200n fly heats – 1:54.44
  • Korean & Asian Record for Hwang Sunwoo in the men’s 100m free semi-final – 47.56
  • Hong Kong & Asian Record for Siobhan Haughey in women’s 200m free final – 1:53.92
  • Chinese & Asian Record for Wang Jianjiahe in women’s 1500m free final – 15:41.49
  • Chinese & Asian Record for Wang Shun in men’s 200m IM final – 1:55.00
  • Hong Kong & Asian Record for Siobhan Haughey in women’s 100m free final – 52.27

Medal Table Through Day 6

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