World Champion Tang Qianting Lowers Newly-Minted 100 Breast Asian Record To 1:04.39

2024 CHINESE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Day 3 of the 2024 Chinese National Swimming Championships went down tonight in Shenzhen and 20-year-old Tang Qianting once again put on a show in the final of the women’s 100m breaststroke.

After firing off a new Asian Record of 1:04.68 in last night’s semi-final, Tang lowered the benchmark down to an even quicker 1:04.39 to earn gold tonight and punch her ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Tang is coached by Pierre Lafontaine, former CEO of Swimming Canada, head coach of Swimming Canada, and head coach of the Australian Institute of Sport.

Tang opened in 29.64 and closed in 34.75 to get under the 1:05 barrier for just the 2nd time in her career. Entering this competition, Tang’s personal best rested at the Chinese national record of 1:05.27 from this year’s World Championships. That garnered her the gold medal in Doha.

Comparing Tang’s swims from last night and this evening to the current 1:04.13 world record, the Chinese ace was quicker on the way out of both performances than American Lilly King was in 2017.

LILLY KING‘S CURRENT WR-1:04.13 TANG’S NEW ASIAN RECORD-1:04.39 TANG’S OLD ASIAN RECORD-1:04.68
29.80 29.64 29.74
34.33 34.75 34.94

Tang’s performance tonight now renders her the 4th-fastest swimmer in history.

Top 5 Women’s LCM 100 Breaststroke All-Time Performers

  1. Lilly King (USA) – 1:04.13, 2017
  2. Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) – 1:04.35, 2013
  3. Yuliya Efimova (RUS) – 1:04.36, 2017
  4. Tang Qianting (CHN) – 1:04.39, 2024
  5. Jessica Hardy (USA) – 1:04.45, 2009

Runner-up tonight’s final, Yang Chang, also dipped under the World Aquatics Olympic Qualification Time of 1:06.79, earning silver in 1:06.39. Yu Jingyao earned bronze in 1:07.21.

Tang remains ranked #1 in the world on the season and sole swimmer to have delved under 1:05 thus far.

2023-2024 LCM Women 100 Breast

QiantingCHN
TANG
04/21
1:04.39
2Evgeniia
CHIKUNOVA
RUS1:05.1104/17
3Tatjana
SCHOENMAKER
RSA1:05.4104/12
4Lilly
KING
USA1:05.6701/11
5 Lydia
JACOBY
USA1:05.7404/11
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T Boi Swims
1 month ago

All Chinese swimmers are suspect of being drug cheats. They obviously have a national doping program and have since the 90’s. They have no choice in the matter other than do you want to take the jab or the gel. That’s from an ex Chinese swimmer.

Fluidg
1 month ago

I’m sure there’s nothing suspicious here. Move along.

BigBoiJohnson
1 month ago

According to the Chinese broadcast at least, her hands were two bodylengths ahead of the World Record at the 80m mark. Nuts.

M d e
Reply to  BigBoiJohnson
1 month ago

I assume they just had the line move at constant speed the whole 50 given how quickly it moved past her.

Carlo
Reply to  BigBoiJohnson
29 days ago

Tang qianting 1:03 incoming 100 breast

Qin Haiyang 2:04 incoming 200 breast

Last edited 29 days ago by Carlo
Swimmerj
1 month ago

Get her out of here

Zaj
1 month ago

Tang will be the hot favourite to winning gold in paris

Negative Spliter
1 month ago

She didn’t even make it out of the heats in 2023

jeff
Reply to  Negative Spliter
1 month ago

and was third into finals in 2022

Beginner Swimmer at 25
1 month ago

Have anything to say Donkey Kong? 🦧

China is gonna clear everyone in Paris 🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳

Aragon Son of Arathorne
Reply to  Beginner Swimmer at 25
1 month ago

no, they are going to be booed out of there.

Victorc
Reply to  Aragon Son of Arathorne
1 month ago

You wish…….

Swimming yogurt
Reply to  Aragon Son of Arathorne
1 month ago

Like china cares

VictorC
1 month ago

With Tang’s progress, China must be taken seriously in women’s medley relay in Paris.

I miss the ISL (Go dawgs)
Reply to  VictorC
1 month ago

If they’re allowed to be there.
Anyways, they don’t have a backstroker that can match up with Smith, Masse, or McKeown. At least not from what I’ve seen. Or a freestyler that could hold off O’Callaghan, Douglass, etc, for that matter.

Aragon Son of Arathorne
Reply to  VictorC
1 month ago

no they shouldn’t. They should be banned.

Victorc
Reply to  Aragon Son of Arathorne
1 month ago

That’s exactly the intention of these news reports.

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