Li Bingjie Posts Solid 4:06 January Swim in 400 Free in Austin

Bingjie Li on Right, Katie Ledecky - Center, Leah Smith from 2017 world champships Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

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15-year-old Chinese rising star Li Bingjie swam a 4:06.87 to win the 400 free on Saturday night at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin. Li was looking Ledecky-esque in her swim as she was well ahead of the rest of the swimmers in the final with NC State senior Hannah Moore finishing second at 4:11.48. Louisville’s Sophie Cattermole finished third at 4:12.04.

Ashley Neidigh (4:13.80), Joanna Evans (4:15.05), Kristel Kobrich (4:15.89), Kaitlynn Sims (4:15.89) and Tamila Holub (4:16.47) also swam in the championship final.

Moore was the lone swimmer in the field who scored points for a swim squad as she represents Natalie Coughlin‘s team.

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