Wang Jianjiahe Of China Clocks 800 Free SC World Junior Record

2017 FINA WORLD CUP – DOHA

While competing on night 1 of the FINA World Cup Doha, Chinese teen Wang Jianjiahe established a new short course World Junior Record in the women’s 800m freestyle. With a listed birth date of July 17, 2002, at just 15 years of age, Jianjiahe clocked a time of 8:15.35 to take the gold medal ahead of countrymate Li Bingjie, who touched in 8:18.14 for silver.

FINA determined the ‘world junior best’ time to beat in order to establish the first WJR would be 8:16.11, therefore, Wang comfortably slid under the mark by over half a second. Her time tonight ranks her as 8th fastest in the event in the world this season.

2016-2017 SCM Women 800 FREE

LeahUSA
SMITH
12/07
8.07.67
2Ashley
TWICHELL
USA8.11.9512/08
3Boglarka
KAPAS
HUN8.12.7909/30
4Katinka
HOSSZU
HUN8.13.5611/03
5Kiah
MELVERTON
AUS8.16.5112/09
6Yawen
HOU
CHN8.16.8109/30
7Sharon
VAN ROUWENDAAL
NED8.17.5409/30
8Ariarne
TITMUS
AUS8.17.9512/08
9Jessica
ASHWOOD
AUS8.18.3511/03
10Holly
HIBBOTT
GBR8.19.1912/16
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Wang has steadily been making a name for herself within her home nation of China, most recently with performances at the National Games of China last month. Wang finished 4th in the LCM 400m with a time of 4:05.98, while earning silver in the 800m free in 8:22.70.

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Caeleb Dressel WILL get 7 golds in Tokyo

Ledecky did 8:14 LCM when she was 15

hence why world junior records are dumb. and Fina is dumb.

Coach Mike 1952

Actually, it was 8:14.63 London 2012, so under 8:15.

Coach Mike 1952

My say the 15 at the end & was thinking 8:15. You are right, Previous comment wirhdrawn.

Why do I feel Chinese swimming is tainted? For her health, I hope she did it on her own.

only you can answer that question…

People like Yang have permenently damaged the countries reputation

I don’t think it has to be permanent; Look at Germany. China have to show a genuine will to change though. Let’s not pretend it’s confined to Russians & Chinese though; I can’t watch a USA sprinter (T&F) run fast and trust it, nor can I watch a road cyclist from any country etc etc

Yeah I don’t hold current Germany accountable for what their communist controlled east bloc did

You would need to cite a few more athletes to accuse a country.

How about the entire 1994 Worlds team?

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