China City Games Results Day 1: Qi Takes 400 IM -- October 20, 2003
CHANGSHA, China, October 19. SHANGHAI leads the medal count with two gold medals after the first day of competition at the Chinese City Games on Sunday.
Shanghai Huangpu won the women's 4x100m freestyle relay in 3:44.07, with Guangzhou placing second in 3:44.97 and Hangzhou third in 3:48.86.
In the men's 4x100 freestyle relay, Shanghai touched out Hangzhou (3:27.69) to win gold in 3:26.96. Guangzhou was third in 3:37.98.
Qi Hui, the world record-holder in the 200m breaststroke, took the women's 400 IM in 4:46.31, beating 13-year-old Zhang Tianyi, who touched in 4:48.41. Xia Chenying finished third in 4:50.65.
"It is just the beginning at the City Games, and I am happy to win the first swimming gold medal at the Games. I will go all out for other golds," said Qi Hui after the race.
In the men's 400 free, Zhang Lin touched out teen sensation Wu Peng to win the gold in 3:53.06, just 0.02 seconds shy of his own Chinese national record set last month at the national championships. Wu came to second in 3:54.78, while Ji Zhixiang ended up third in 3:55.85.