Wang Jianjiahe Nabs 2nd World Junior Record In As Many Days

2017 FINA WORLD CUP – BEIJING

China’s 15-year-old freestyle ace Wang Jianjiahe stole the show in front of her home crowd once again, nabbing her 2nd World Junior Record in as many days. While competing on day 2 of the World Cup stop in Beijing, Wang fired off a speedy mark of 8:12.30 in the women’s 800m freestyle, overtaking her own previous WJR mark of 8:15.35 set just weeks ago at the Doha stop in this same series.

Tonight, patience and maturity were displayed by the teen, as Wang masterfully split her 800m freestyle to beat the field by well over 2 seconds. Here’s a breakdown of how Wang’s race unfolded:

58.98/1:02.08/1:02.30/1:02.30/1:02.40/1:02.49/1:02.47/1:02.00 = 8:12.30

Wang now inserted herself into the listing of the fastest performers of all-time in the event, coming in at #19, the highest ranking from an Asian swimmer. She remains the fastest swimmer in the world in this event thus far this season.

2017-2018 SCM WOMEN 800 FREE

MireiaESP
BELMONTE
08/03
8.07.10
2Sarah
KOHLER
GER8.10.6512/14
3Boglarka
KAPAS
HUN8.11.1312/14
4Jianjiahe
WANG
CHN8.12.30*WJR11/11
5Bingjie
LI
CHN8.12.3611/18
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Yesterday Wang established a new World Junior Record in the 400m freestyle with a time of 3:59.69.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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