China’s Qin Haiyang Adds 200 Breast World Junior Record to Accomplishments

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China’s Qin Haiyang has been on fire this week, lowering the World Junior Record (WJR) in the men’s 200 IM twice on day four of the 2017 FINA World Championships. His efforts earned him a spot in the top eight returning for tonight’s 200 IM final.

On top of his 200 IM success, Qin has added the 200 breast World Junior Record to his name with a 2:09.39 finish in prelims. A time quick enough to earn him the fourth place seed going into tonight’s semi-finals.

The previous WJR was held by Russia’s Anton Chupkov, who will return tonight as the top seed of the men’s 200 breast. Chupkov set the previous record at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan at a 2:09.64.

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