Qin Haiyang and Li BIngjie Dial Up Swift Performances At Chinese Spring Championships

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Qin Haiyang and Li BIngjie Dial Up Swift Performances At Chinese Spring Championships

Fast times dotted the second day of the Chinese Spring Championships, with Qin Haiyang and Li Bingjie producing the top performances. Coming off a runnerup finish in the 200-meter individual medley, Qin was dominant in the 100 breaststroke, where he registered a time of 58.66. That mark was the sole sub-59 outing in the field, and left Sun Jiajun (59.00) and Yan Zibei (59.46) in second and third place.

Li added her second victory in as many days when she prevailed in the 200 freestyle. Already the winner of the 1500 freestyle, Li touched the wall in 1:55.87 for the four-lap event. She was followed in second place by Liu Yaxin (1:56.18), with third going to Li Jiaping (1:5713). Based on her winning efforts, Li appears poised for a big showing in her best event, the 400 freestyle. She is the reigning Olympic bronze medalist in the 400 free and the world-record holder in the short-course version of the event.

The women’s 200 individual medley was won by Yu Yiting, who fended off veteran and 2012 Olympic champion Ye Shiwen. Yu posted a swim of 2:09.96, with Ye claiming second place in 2:10.55. Meanwhile, Wang Changhao won the men’s 50 freestyle in 22.08 and Wang Gukailai was fastest in the men’s 50 backstroke, going 25.02. In the women’s 50 backstroke, Wang Xueer (27.79) edged Chen Jie by .01.

Note: A special thanks to the Chinese Swimming News & Results Twitter feed for publishing results.

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