Wang Jianjiahe Adds Win in 200 Free at Chinese Nationals

2018 CHINESE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • October 13th-17th, 2018
  • Shandong, Zhejiang, China
  • No full results available.

16-year old Wang Jianjiahe continued her impressive run since the Asian Games by winning the 200 free in 1:56.70. She beat fellow 16-year old, and her predecessor as the country’s breakout freestyler, Li Bingjie, by 2 seconds.

Wang’s time was .04 seconds faster than what Li used to win gold in the 200 free at the Asian Games. At that same meet, Wang won the 400, 800, and 1500 freestyles, all in Meet Records, and earlier this month broke the World Record in the 400 SCM freestyle at the Budapest stop of the FINA World Cup Series.

Added to her 100 free win of day 1 (54.77), Wang has shown incredible freestyle range paralleled by few female swimmers in history (Shane Gould, Katie Ledecky come to mind, although Wang’s performances aren’t quite at that same level yet).

In the men’s 200 fly, Wang Zhou won in 1:56.31. That’s the 3rd-best 200 LCM fly in the world so far, still very early in the 2018-2019 season.

We were unable to locate full results. Winners and select other results, assembled from Chinese news reports, are below.

Day 3 Results

Women’s 200 Free

  1. Wang Jianjiahe – 1:56.70
  2. Li Bingjie – 1:58.71
  3. Ai Yanhan – 1:58.98

Women’s 100 Fly

  1. Zhang Yufei – 58.89
  2. Shan Kaiqi – 59.83
  3. Zhu Jiaming – 59.85

Women’s 100 Breast

  1. He Yun – 1:08.73
  2. Cheng Haohong – 1:08.78
  3. Yu Jingyao – 1:08.99

Women’s 800 Free Relay

  1.  Hebei – 8:01.07
  2. Bayi – 8:03.42
  3. Zhejiang – 8:08.66

Men’s 50 Back

  1. Mai Kunhao – 25.70
  2. Li Guangyuan – 25.71
  3. Cheng Tianyu – 25.83

Men’s 400 IM

  1. Huang Chaosheng – 4:18.80
  2. Deng Ziqi – 4:20.75
  3. Li Chao – 4:20.93

Men’s 200 Fly

  1. Wang Zhou – 1:56.31
  2. Yu Yinghao – 1:58.28
  3. Wang Kecheng – 1:58.68

Men’s 800 Free

  1. Cheng Long – 8:00.95
  2. Zhang Ziyang – 8:04.09
  3. Qiu Ziao – 8:05

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Joe

Pretty mediocre results all things considered for a powerhouse like China.

Yozhik

After very bright 2017 season when 15 years old Li Binhjie set National records at 400, 800 and 1500 and was just 3 sec away from Katie Ledecky in final 800 free race in Budapest many media outlets predicted her same popularity and success as Sun Yang has. This season showed no progress at all but a notable backward move with her results. She lost to Wang Jianjiahe at any competition and now instead of thinking and talking about catching Ledecky she has to prove if she of Adrearne Titmus, Leah Smith and Wang Jianjiahe level.
Li Bingjie is 5’8″ 143lbs. If there weren’t any health issues or some other temporary reasons this drop in performance could be permanent.

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