Xu Jiayu Logs 52.61 100 Back On Day 2 Of Chinese World Trials

2023 CHINESE WORLD TRIALS

  • Sunday, December 10th – Friday, December 15th
  • Jinan, China
  • LCM (50m)
  • Day 1 Recap
  • Results via Asian media

Day two of the 2023 Chinese World Trials was a little on the subdued side compared to what we’ve seen from the nation’s swimmers thus far this year.

Doubling up on her 400m free victory from last night, 21-year-old Li Bingjie topped the women’s 1500m free podium this time around.

Li notched a time of 15:56.04 as the sole competitor of the field to get under the 16:00 barrier. Her outing was about 5 seconds off of the 15:51.18 meet record she established for gold at this year’s Asian Games, although her World Championships bronze medal-earning time of 15:45.71 was even quicker than that.

Backstroking ace Xu Jiayu grabbed the gold in the 100m sprint this evening, touching in a solid result of 52.61. The next-closest competitor was 200m IM Olympic champion Wang Shun who touched in 54.37 as the runner-up.

Xu already ranks #1 in the world in this event as a result of his 52.05 turned at the Asian Games.

Zhang Yufei collected another piece of hardware, reaping the top prize in tonight’s women’s 50m free final.

25-year-old Zhang logged a time of 24.58 to get to the wall ahead of Yang Junxuan‘s time of 24.85 for silver. Cheng Yujie bagged bronze in 24.91.

Additional Winners

  • The men’s medley relay combination of Xu (52.95), Qin Haiyang (57.92), Wang Changhao (51.32) and Pan Zhanle clocked a time of 3:31.21.
  • Pan was also in the water for the men’s 200m free where he settled for silver in 1:46.72. Winning the race was Ji Xinjie who closed 1:46.49.
  • Yang Chang logged a result of 1:06.38 for women’s 100m breast gold, notching the sole outing of the pack under 1:07.00.
  • The women’s 100m back saw Peng Xuwei get the job done in 59.83 as the only racer to delve under the minute barrier.

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whoisthis
2 months ago

ok

Davide
2 months ago

Does anyone knows the time by 16 years old Zhang Zhanshuo in the 200 free?

Last edited 2 months ago by Davide
Troyy
Reply to  Davide
2 months ago

1:47.98

Davide
Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

Thanks!

chip
2 months ago

12-year-old Lu Xinchen went 1:01.57 in the 100 Back. This 1.5 seconds faster than the USA NAG and also faster than the Australian 13U NAG.

Mean Dean
2 months ago

washed

Eager Beaver
2 months ago

Talk about consistent. Xu has been top tier for a few years now.

yaboi
2 months ago

Qin Haiyang’s consistency at the point of ridiculousness to where him dropping a 57 second breastroke split on a relay is an afterthought in someone else’s article

Eager Beaver
Reply to  yaboi
2 months ago

True dat. He’s an absolute manimal.

John26
Reply to  Eager Beaver
2 months ago

A mammal?

Troyy
Reply to  John26
2 months ago

No, a manimal.

Last edited 2 months ago by Troyy
Proper Pog
Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

as opposed to a womanimal like Zhang Yufie

nuotofan
2 months ago

Pan Zhanle looks far from his best shape (49.02 his anchor if the other splits are correct, after 1.46.72 in the 200 free): curious to see what he’ll swim Thursday in the 100 free, distance where he could win gold in Paris.

Andy
Reply to  nuotofan
2 months ago

Popovici and Pan may have the fastest times but neither have been that consistent in the big races. Still think Chalmers is a very slight favourite for the gold because of the consistency

Bruh
2 months ago

The only limiting factor for China is their fly leg. Very excited to watch Italy, Russia, China, and Usa in a 4 medley

Scuncan Dott v2
Reply to  Bruh
2 months ago

Russia won’t be allowed to send relays to Paris

Andrew
Reply to  Bruh
2 months ago

When was the last time Xu provided a sub 52.5 split at worlds or Olympics? I’m more worried about Xu’s inconsistent form than the rapidly improving Chinese flyer who is likely capable of 50 mid split when Paris rolls around

jeff
Reply to  Andrew
2 months ago

Worlds this year? The men’s relay was a flop but on the mixed he went 52.4

Swim Alchemist
Reply to  Andrew
2 months ago

He went 52.42 leading off the mixed medley relay at this year’s World Championships.

Last edited 2 months ago by Swim Alchemist
Jordan
Reply to  Andrew
2 months ago

The key to him performing well in the relay is to find a substitute for him in the heats. In Asian Games he swam 52.05 and 51.91 in men and mixed medley respectively where Wang Shun swam the heats for him in 53.85 and 53.8 both consecutive PB.

Troyy
Reply to  Jordan
2 months ago

They could probably go FMMF or FMFM in the mixed medley heats and make the final without too much trouble.

Andrew
Reply to  Jordan
2 months ago

Wang Shun is a great swimmer and a very capable backstroker in his own right. Puzzling why China doesn’t use him more for prelims backstroke duties

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