2017 FINA WORLD CUP – BEIJING
- Friday, November 10th & Saturday, November 11th
- National Aquatics Center (Water Cube), Beijing, China
- Day 1 Recap
- Day 2 Recap
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.
Yesterday Wang established a new World Junior Record in the 400m freestyle with a time of 3:59.69.