China’s Qi Lowers Short Course World Mark in 200m Breast; Jason Lezak Swims Blazing 50m Free

By Phillip Whitten

SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 2. IT was almost inevitable. After Qi Hui's stunning twin victories yesterday, including a pr 1:06.14 in the 100m breast over world champion Luo Xuejuan, it was clear the 19 year-old Qi would be gunning for her own global standard in the 200 meters.

Her aim was true. Qi, the only woman ever to crack 2:20 over 200 meters short course with her old standard of 2:19.25, moved even farther ahead of the rest of the world with a 2:18.86 world record. In the process, she demolished Austria's Mirna Jukic, the European champion, by almost five seconds. Qi also holds the long course world mark.

Qi's splits:
cumulative 31.82 1:06.84 1:42.79 2:18.86
by 50s: 31.82 35.02 25.95 36.07

In today's other highlight, the USA's Jason Lezak made amends for his poor showing in the 100 meters free yesterday — he was ninth in prelims in 50.55 and failed to make finals — with a world-leading 21.40 in the 50. Argentina's Jose Meolans, the 2002 short course world champion, was a distant second in 22.03. The world record stands at 21.13 by Britain's Mark Foster.

Chinese swimmers continued to dominate the two-day meet, winning seven of today's 17 events. Yesterday they won eight of 16. Both days featured the impressive debuts of previously unknown Chinese swimmers, mainly women (or, in some cases, pre-women).

Women's Events
In the 200m breast, 12 year-old Liu Jiao was fourth in 2:27.63, just ahead of 11 year-old Liu Xiaoyu in 2:27.93. (It is not knows if the two Liu girls are sisters.) Both swims are far faster than anyone that age outside of China has swum.

Seventeen year-old Yang Yu won two today, taking the 400m free in 4:06.19 ahead of 2001 world champion Yana Klochkova of Ukraine (4:07.05) and the 200m fly in 2:08.35 in her first international outing in that event. Li Jie was second, with the USA's Rachel Komisarz third.

Zhang Shu, 17, won the 100m back in 1:00.19 with 2000 US Olympian Courtney Shealy second (1:00.64) and Spain's Nina Zhivanevskaya third (1:00.75).

China's Luo Xuejuan. the world champion, had little trouble winning the 50 breast in 31.03, with teammates Li Wei and Pang Duenyi grabbing the minor medals.

Sweden's Anna Karin Kammerling, who holds the short and long course world marks in the 50m fly, won that event in 26.07 — more than three-quarters of a second ahead of Zhou Yafei.

Martina Moravcova took the 100 IM in 1:01.10, with Britain's Alison Shepherd a strong second in 1:01.37.
The order of finish was reversed in the 100 free with
Shepherd winning in 54.07, completing her sprint double, and the Slovakian second in 54.21.

Yana Klochkova, WR-holder, Olympic and world champion, won the 400 IM in a swift 4:33.91. Second place went to Chinese twelve year-old Zhang Tianyi while Liu Jiao, also 12, was sixth in 4:48.22. Liu Xiaoyu, 11, finished in 4:50.64.

Men's Events
The Czech Republic's Svoboda Kvetoslav added the 200m free today to his triumph yesterday in the 400, though today's win was much closer, as his 1:45.61 was a bare 11-hundredths faster than Germany's Stefan Herbst.

Ouyang Kungpeng won the 50 back today to accompany his Asian record swim yesterday over 100 meters. The 20 year-old's time today was 24.38.

Britain's Steve Parry, a flyer who is becoming a latter-day backstroker, won the 200 meter dorsal race in 1:56.22, precisely 1.5 seconds ahead of Germany's Robert Kroll.

Zhang Lin, 15, led a 1-2-3 Chinese sweep of the 1500 meters with a solid 15:00.24.

Ukraine's Oleg Lisogor won the 100m breast in 59.75, well ahead of the USA's Dave Denniston. The win gave Lisogor the 50/100 breast/100 IM trifecta for the second straight World Cup meet.

Britain's James Hickman, winner of the 200m fly yesterday, took the 100 today in a hard-fought battle with Russia's Igor Marchenko, 52.20 to 52.46. Later, he came back to sweep to an easy victory in the 200 IM in 1:58.89, well clear of China's 15 year-old sensation, Wu Peng.

The World Cup now moves to Melbourne.

2002-03 FINA WORLD CUP III
Shanghai, China

25 meter pool

DAY TWO: December 2, 2002

RESULTS

MEN

50m Freestyle
1. LEZAK Jason 1975 USA 21.40
2. MEOLANS Jose 1978 ARG 22.03
3. SANTOS Nicholas 1980 BRA 22.16
4. DE THUIN Raphael 1975 BRA 22.34
5. CIARLA Aaron 1978 USA 22.40
6. HERBST Stefan 1978 GER 22.45
7. WU Qin 1979 CHN 22.53
8. VENCIL Kicker 1978 USA 22.55

200m Freestyle Men
1. KVETOSLAV Svoboda 1982 CZE 1:45.61
2. HERBST Stefan 1978 GER 1:45.72
3. PIMANKOV Denis 1975 RUS 1:48.76
4. CHENG Za 1982 CHN 1:48.87
5. LI Cheng 1985 CHN 1:48.93
6. BURNETT Simon 1983 GBR 1:49.51
7. VENCIL Kicker 1978 USA 1:50.08
8. JI Zhixiang 1985 CHN 1:53.48

1500m Freestyle Men
1. ZHANG Lin 1987 CHN 15:00.24
2. JI Zhixiang 1985 CHN 15:09.81
3. ZHU Ling 1984 CHN 15:18.08
4. LEVAILLANT Batiste 1980 FRA 15:21.81
5. ALDERTON Chris 1987 GBR 15:23.23
6. ZHOU Chong 1989 CHN 15:24.35
7. YU Chen 1983 CHN 15:32.08
8. LI Jie 1986 CHN 15:32.43

50m Backstroke Men
1. OUYANG Kungpeng 1982 CHN 24.38
2. MASSURA Alexandre 1975 BRA 24.84
3. TANCOCK Liam 1985 GBR 24.97
4. DRIESEN Steffen 1981 GER 25.16
4. CHAO Xuewei 1984 CHN 25.16
6. ZHANG Chang 1983 CHN 25.20
7. KROLL Robert 1979 GER 25.52
8. WANG Chao 1984 CHN 26.06

200m Backstroke
1. PARRY Steve 1977 GBR 1:56.22
2. KROLL Robert 1979 GER 1:57.72
3. ZHAO Tao 1987 CHN 1:57.83
4. LI Ziqiang 1986 CHN 1:59.40
5. ZHOU Chong 1989 CHN 2:00.58
6. WU Junqin 1984 CHN 2:01.10
7. TANCOCK Liam 1985 GBR 2:04.09

100m Breaststroke
1. LISOGOR Oleg 1979 UKR 0:59.75
2. DENNISTON David 1978 USA 1:00.52
3. WU Dong 1983 CHN 1:01.44
4. WANG Haibo 1982 CHN 1:01.47
5. PODOPRIPORA Maxim 1978 AUT 1:01.79
6. LIU Ziqian 1982 CHN 1:02.17
7. GAO Bing 1983 CHN 1:02.69
8. FAN Luojun 1983 CHN 1:02.72

100m Butterfly
1. HICKMAN James 1976 GBR 52.20
2. MARCHENKO Igor 1975 RUS 52.46
3. ALMEIDA Kaio 1984 BRA 53.15
4. JIN Hao 1979 CHN 53.32
5. PARRY Steve 1977 GBR 53.47
6. SYLANT'YEV Denys 1976 UKR 53.64
7. WANG Sihua 1982 CHN 54.68
MICHAELSON Benjamin 1981 USA DSQ

200m Individual Medley
1. HICKMAN James 1976 GBR 1:58.89
2. WU Peng 1987 CHN 2:01.16
3. LI Ziqiang 1986 CHN 2:01.67
4. LIU Haitao 1983 CHN 2:01.68
5. WANG Peng 1985 CHN 2:03.06
6. SAMINADIN Olivier 1977 FRA 2:04.55
7. LI Guowei 1983 CHN 2:05.21
8. CARRY David 1981 GBR 2:05.22

WOMEN

100m Freestyle
1. SHEPHERD Alison 1972 GBR 54.07
2. MORAVCOVA Martina 1976 SVK 54.21
3. SHEALY Courtney 1977 USA 54.73
4. YANG Yu 1985 CHN 54.93
5. REESE Shayne 1982 AUS 55.85
6. MITCHELL Melissa 1987 AUS 56.32
7. COOK Vicky 1985 GBR 56.50
8. JU Jielei 1983 CHN 57.45

400m Freestyle
1. YANG Yu 1985 CHN 4:06.19
2. KLOCHKOVA Yana 1982 UKR 4:07.05
3. YANG Jing 1987 CHN 4:07.26
4. TANG Jingzhi 1986 CHN 4:07.84
5. KOMISARZ Rachel 1978 USA 4:09.04
6. PAYNE Keri-Anne 1987 GBR 4:09.81
7. XIA Chenying 1987 CHN 4:20.57
8. ZHU Yinweng 1987 CHN 4:29.18

100m Backstroke
1. ZHANG Shu 1985 CHN 1:00.19
2. SHEALY Courtney 1977 USA 1:00.64
3. ZHIVANEVSKAYA Nina 1977 ESP 1:00.75
4. ZHANG Shong 1989 CHN 1:00.96
5. HUA Jing 1986 CHN 1:01.14
6. YANG Fan 1983 CHN 1:01.20
7. YANG Li 1985 CHN 1:02.15
8. HANSON Pam 1979 USA 1:02.16

50m Breaststroke
1. LUO Xuejuan 1984 CHN 31.03
2. LI Wei 1979 CHN 31.26
3. PANG Duenyi 1985 CHN 31.50
4. KATSOULIS Sarah 1984 AUS 31.76
5. HAO Ping 1983 CHN 31.79
6. JUKIC Mirna 1986 AUT 32.12
7. HAYWOOD Kate 1987 GBR 32.21
8. YOU Xiaojuan 1985 CHN 32.60

200m Breaststroke Women
1. QI Hui 1985 CHN 2:18.86 WR
2. JUKIC Mirna 1986 AUT 2:23.64
3. LUO Xuejuan 1984 CHN 2:24.49
4. LIU Jiao 1990 CHN 2:27.63
5. LIU Xiaoyu 1991 CHN 2:27.93
6. HAO Ping 1983 CHN 2:30.54
7. KATSOULIS Sarah 1984 AUS 2:30.84
8. PANG Duenyi 1985 CHN 2:31.70

50m Butterfly
1. KAMMERLING Anna Karin 1980 SWE 26.07
2. ZHOU Yafei 1984 CHN 26.84
3. MORAVCOVA Martina 1976 SVK 26.85
4. ZHAO Qing 1984 CHN 26.88
5. WEBB Jordanna 1983 AUS 27.08
6. XU Yanwei 1984 CHN 27.18
7. KOMISARZ Rachel 1978 USA 27.79
8. CORKRAN Kate 1983 AUS 27.93

200m Butterfly
1. YANG Yu 1985 CHN 2:08.35
2. LI Jie 1984 CHN 2:10.17
3. KOMISARZ Rachel 1978 USA 2:10.92
4. COFFEE Rachel 1983 AUS 2:12.00
5. DONG Hongjie 1985 CHN 2:13.82
6. LI Shuang 1988 CHN 2:14.67
7. SHI Baizheng 1987 CHN 2:14.94
8. LIU Yin 1984 CHN 2:17.64

100m Individual Medley
1. MORAVCOVA Martina 1976 SVK 1:01.10
2. SHEPHERD Alison 1972 GBR 1:01.37
3. KLOCHKOVA Yana 1982 UKR 1:02.01
4. ZHANG Tianyi 1990 CHN 1:02.21
5. XU Yanwei 1984 CHN 1:02.84
6. QU Jing 1986 CHN 1:03.29
7. REESE Shayne 1982 AUS 1:05.76
8. ZHOU Xiaowei 1984 CHN 1:09.03

400m Individual Medley
1. KLOCHKOVA Yana 1982 UKR 4:33.91
2. ZHANG Tianyi 1990 CHN 4:37.22
3. YANG Qian 1983 CHN 4:41.31
4. XIA Chenying 1987 CHN 4:41.70
5. ZHANG Xin 1988 CHN 4:43.47
6. LIU Jiao 1990 CHN 4:48.22
7. ZHENG Jing 1987 CHN 4:48.27
8. LEANE Tamara 1982 AUS 4:48.40

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