Tan Haiyang Breaks Two World Junior Records in China

China’s Tan Haiyang has lowered a pair of World Junior Records over the past two days at his country’s national championships in Quindao. They have come in the men’s 200 IM and then in the men’s 200 breast.

He finished second in the men’s 200 IM in 1:57.54, the No. 2 time in the world this year, and it crushed Michael Andrew’s 1:59.13 from last month as the World Junior Record. (It is unrecognized as a WJR, but Michael Phelps did swim a 1:55.94 in the event at 18 years old.)

A day later, Tan won the 200 breast in 2:08.71, almost a full second under the World Junior Record of 2:09.64 set by Anton Chupkov in 2015. He ranks sixth in the world with that effort.

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    • Jack Cartwright

      They are on something, how are they swimming so well

Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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