China’s Wang Jianjiahe Sets First World Junior Record in Women’s 800 Free

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China’s Wang Jianjiahe set the first World Junior Record in the women’s 800 free, recording a time of 8:15.35 to win the event at the FINA World Cup in Doha.

There had been no WJR set in the event, but Wang beat the established benchmark time of 8:16.11.

Wang’s Chinese countryman and World Champs silver medalist Li Bingjie finished second in 8:18.14, and Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas was third in 8:30.46.

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