Tang Muhan Sets Chinese Record in 200 Freestyle in Duel With Yang Juanxuan

Tang Muhan

Tang Muhan Sets Chinese Record in 200 Freestyle in Duel With Yang Juanxuan

Nearly two months after helping China to the gold medal and a world record in the 800-meter freestyle relay at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Tang Muhan and Yang Juanxuan engaged in a stellar battle in the 200 freestyle at the Chinese National Games. At the touch, it was Tang who secured victory, her mark of 1:54.26 establishing a national record.

Tang needed that sterling performance to hold off Yang, who came through with a mark of 1:54.48. At the Tokyo Games, Yang and Tang handled the opening legs of China’s triumphant 800 free relay, teaming with Zhang Yufei and Li Bingjie for a world record of 7:40.33. At the Chinese National Games, they were not far off the Asian record of 1:53.92, held by Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey.

Li Bingjie finished on top in the 1500 freestyle, cracking the 16-minute barrier with a swim of 15:58.43. She was joined as a champion by Yu Yiting, who won the 200 individual medley in 2:10.12, quick enough to better the 2:10.51 of 2012 Olympic champion Ye Shiwen.

In men’s action, the top performance of Day Four was supplied by Chen Juner, who prevailed in the 200 butterfly behind a mark of 1:54.61. China did not have anyone contest the 200 fly at the Olympics and Juner’s time was slightly slower than the 1:54.45 posted by Italian Federico Burdisso for the bronze medal.

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    More team work All the best

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