Zhou Yanxin
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INCHEON, South Korea, July 4. WHILE China put on a show, including domination in the relays, plenty of other countries turned in some strong short course meter outings at the Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games.

Day One
Thailand's Jenjira Srisa-Ard topped the women's 50-meter free in 25.21, just downing Hong Kong's Hang Yu Sze (25.22) and Kazakhstan's Elmira Aigaliyeva (25.23) in a close race. South Korea's Jungdoo Yang posted a meet-record time of 21.83 in the men's 50-meter free. Indonesia's Triady Fauzi took second in 22.30, while Taipei's Kuo Chi Chang and Kazakhstan's Yevgeniy Azaryev tied for third with 22.42s.


South Korea went 1-2 in the women's 100-meter breast with Suyeon Back setting a Games record in 1:06.34 and Goeun Kim taking second in 1:07.30. Taipei's I Chuan Chen earned third in 1:08.39. South Korea picked up a top-two in the men's 100-meter breast as well with Janghun Ju winning in 59.28 and Kyuwoong Choi touching second in 59.75. Kazakhstan's Roman Trussov pocketed third in 59.95.

Vietnam's Thi Anh Vien Nguyen used a strong final 50 to win the women's 200-meter IM in 2:10.05, while China's Zhou Yanxin finished second in 2:10.36. Thailand's Natthanan Junkrajang (2:14.08) rounded out the top three. China's Mao Feilian topped the men's 200-meter IM in 1:56.61, while Vietnam's Duy Khoi Tran (2:00.24) and South Korea's Kyuwoong Choi (2:00.35) battled for second.

In relay action, South Korea's Jihyun Kim, Goeun Kim, Jinyoung Park and Seojin Hwang won the women's 200-meter medley relay in 1:50.17, while China's Sun Xiaolei, Xue Jiajia, Xu Zhijie and Liu Junwu just missed the Asian record of 1:35.99 with a 1:36.00 in the men's 200-meter medley relay.

Day Two
Indonesia's Indra Gunawan led the second night with a 27.29 to win the men's 50-meter breast. South Korea's Janghun Ju (27.43) and Kazakhstan's Roman Trussov (27.69) placed second and third. China's Zhou Yanxin blitzed the women's 50-meter back with a meet-record time of 27.24. Hong Kong's Stephanie Au (27.33) and Kazakhstan's Yekaterina Rudenko (27.54) comprised the rest of the top three. China's Sun Xiaolei then clocked a 23.50 for the men's 50-meter back triumph after setting the Games record in the medley relay with a 23.24. South Korea's Heewoong Shin (23.92) and Kazakhstan's Alexandr Tarabrin (24.11) touched second and third.

Kazakhstan's Elmira Aigaliyeva raced to victory in the women's 100-meter fly with a 58.40, while South Korea's Jinyoung Park snared second in 58.95. Hong Kong's Hang Yu Sze (59.11) finished third. South Korea's Gyucheol took down Indonesia's Glenn Victor Sutanto, 51.56 to 51.82, in the men's 100-meter fly. Vietnam's Quy Phuoc Hoang earned third in 52.68.

China's Wang Siqi, Liu Siwen, Zhou Yanxin and Wang Fei won the women's 400-meter free relay with a Games-record 3:41.63. China followed in the men's 400-meter free relay with a win when Liu Junwu, Mao Feilian, Xu Zhijie and Zhang Zhongchao clocked a meet-record time of 3:15.74.

Day Three
South Korea's Seojin Hwang picked up the women's 50-meter fly crown in 26.79, while Taipei's Chin Kuei Yang and South Korea's Jinyoung Park tied for second with matching 26.94s. South Korea's Jungdoo Yang then clinched the men's 50-meter fly in 23.15. Teammate Gyucheol Chang (23.76) and Indonesia's Glenn Victor Sutanto (23.81) finished second and third.

China's Wang Fei dropped a 1:57.19 to win the women's 200-meter free in Games-record fashion, while Taipei's Chin Kuei Yang placed second in 1:57.51. Thailand's Natthanan Junkrajang rounded out the top three in 1:58.25. China's Mao Feilian captured the men's 200-meter free crown in a Games-record 1:44.54. Vietnam's Quy Phuoc Hoang (1:46.00) placed second, while China's Zhang Zhongchao and South Korea's Jeongsoo Jeong tied for third with matching 1:46.47s.

China's Zhou Yanxin kept up her strong meet with a Games-record 57.96 for the women's 100-meter back title. Kazakhstan's Yekaterina Rudenko (59.01) and Hong Kong's Stephanie Au (59.22) also broke 1:00 for second and third. Kazakhstan's Alexandr Tarabrin raced his way to a 50.75 to top the men's 100-meter back with a meet mark. China's Sun Xiaolei (51.30) and South Korea's Heewoong Shin (53.18) placed second and third.

Thailand's Jenjira Srisa-Ard, Nichapat Kaewpongmongkol, Benjaporn Sriphanomthorn and Natthanan Junkrajang snagged the women's 200-meter free relay title in 1:41.83. China's men kept rolling in the relays as Liu Junwu, Mao Feilian, Sun Xiaolei and Zhang Zhongchao captured the men's 200-meter free relay title in 1:28.64.

Day Four
China's Zhou Yanxin picked up another title, this time with a 1:01.24 in the women's 100-meter IM. Kazakhstan's Elmira Aigaliyeva (1:01.29) finished just behind, while Hong Kong's Hang Yu Sze (1:01.60) took third in the sprint medley. China's Sun Xiaolei topped the men's 100-meter IM in 53.72, while Thailand's Radomyos Matjiur (54.87) and Kazakhstan's Dmitriy Gordiyenko (55.32) closed out the top three.

Kazakhstan's Elmira Aigaliyeva captured the women's 100-meter free in 54.79 just minutes after her second-place 100 IM finish. Taipei's Chin Kuei Yang placed second in 54.89, while Thailand's Natthanan Junkrajang earned third in 54.92. Vietnam's Quy Phuoc Hoang earned the men's 100-meter free with a 48.98, while China's Liu Junwu took second in 49.18. Kazakhstan's Yevgeniy Azaryev wound up third in 49.57. South Korea followed with a 1-2 in the women's 50-meter breast with Goeun Kim (31.01) and Suyeon Back (31.46) taking gold and silver for the host nation. Taipei's I Chuan Chen posted a third-place 31.76.

China's Sun Xiaolei, Mao Feilian, Xu Zhijie and Zhang Zhongchao completed the relay sweep for the men with a 3:30.20 in the men's 400-meter medley relay. China's Zhou Yanxin, Fan Rong, Gong Jie and Wang Fei snagged the women's 400-meter medley relay crown in 3:58.31.



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