VIDEO: Sun Yang Earns Three Titles In First Four Days Of 2018 Chinese Championships

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The 2018 Chinese Championships and Asian Games Selection meet are underway in Shanxi, China this week, with both new and familiar names emerging to find themselves on the top of the podium.

On the opening day of the meet two young distance swimmers battled it out and ended up clearing 16 minutes. 15 year-old Wang Jianjiahe took the mile in 15:53.01 ahead of 16 year-old Li Bingjie’s 15:58.29. On the other end of the spectrum, Olympic gold medalist and Chinese national team veteran Sun Yang earned three individual titles through the first four days of the meet, winning the 200 (1:46.07), 400 (3:44.29), and 800 (7:50.47) freestyles.

Other notable swimmers include Xu Jiayu, the 2017 World Champion in the 100 backstroke, who won the men’s 100 back in 52.72 and Qin Haiyang, the world junior record holder in the 200 breast. Qin won that event in 2:09.40 before placing second in the 100 on the fourth day of the meet. Li Zhuhao, the national record holder in the 100 butterfly, won that event here in 51.77.

You can find full results from the 2018 Chinese Championships and Asian Games Selection meet here, and a list of the top three finishers from each of the first for days of competition can be found below:

(Only videos from the first night of competition is available on YouTube.)

Women’s 1500 free:
Wang Jianjiahe – 15:53.01
Li Bingjie – 15:58.29
Hou Yawen – 16:11.18

Men’s 200 free:
Sun Yang – 1:46.07
Ji Xinjie – 1:46.80
Wang Shun – 1:47.21

Women’s 200 back:
Peng Xuwei – 2:07.27
Liu Yaxin – 2:09.14
Li Haiyun – 2:11.44

Men’s 100 back:
Xu Jiayu – 52.72
Li Guangyuan – 54.13
Wang Guanbing – 54.74

Women’s 100 breast:
Yu Jingyao – 1:07.22
Shi Jinglin – 1:07.36
Zhang Xinyu – 1:07.73

Men’s 200 fly:
Li Zhuhao – 1:55.66
Wang Zhou – 1:58.40
Zhou Schuchang – 1:58.54

Women’s 50 back:
Fu Yuanhui – 27.16
Liu Xiang – 27.40
Chen Jie – 27.60

Men’s 50 free:
Yu Hexin – 22.14
Zhao Xianjian – 22.54
He Junyi – 22.60

Women’s 400 IM:
Zhou Min – 4:43.25
Yang Chang – 4:48.26
Zhang Chenyao – 4:48.98

Men’s 200 breaststroke:
Qin Haiyang – 2:09.40
Yan Zibei – 2:10.76
Shen Hao – 2:11.92

Women’s 100 fly:
Zhang Yuxi – 58.78
Lin Xinyi – 59.16
Wang Yijun – 59.70

Men’s 400 free:
Sun Yang – 3:44.29
Ji Xinjie – 3:49.25
Wang Yifan – 3:53.07

Women’s 800 free relay:
Hebei Taihua – 8:00.73
Shandong Haosha – 8:08.14
Zheijang – 8:09.72

Men’s 100 fly:
Li Zhuhao – 51.77
Zheng Zehngjing – 53.31
Shen Jiahao – 53.32

Women’s 200 free:
Yang Junxuan – 1:56.79
Li Bingjie – 1:57.08
Zhang Yuhan – 1:57.26

Men’s 100 breaststroke:
Yan Zibei – 59.26
Qin Haiyang – 1:00.20
Wang Lizhuo – 1:00.71

Women’s 200 butterfly:
Yu Liyan – 2:10.06
Zhang Yufei – 2:11.71
Zhou Yuqi – 2:12.07

Men’s 400 IM:
Wang Shun – 4:14.02
Wang Yizhe – 4:16.50
Mao Feilian – 4:17.46

Women’s 100 backstroke:
Chen Jie – 59.66
Wan Xueer – 59.89
(Tie) Pen Xuyi, Hubei Hosa – 1:00.05

Men’s 400 free relay:
Guangdong Hosa – 3:20.29
Shanghai Hoasha – 3:22.77
Zhejiang – 3:23.19

Mixed 400 medley relay:
Navy – 3:50.21
Shangdong Haosha – 3:52.97
Guangdong Hosa – 3:53.23

 

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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