RACE VIDEO: Wang Shun Takes Down Kosuke Hagino In 200 IM Clash

Photo Courtesy: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

In one of the most hotly contested events of the meet, China’s Wang Shun dethroned Japan’s 200 IM king Kosuke Hagino in the 200 IM final on Monday night in Jakarta. Wang swam a 1:56.52 to Hagino’s 1:56.75 in the final to win China’s first gold medal in the event since 1998. It is also only the third time a Chinese man has won the event at the Asian Games so Wang joins Li Zhongyi (1982) and Xiong Guoming (1998) as winners in the event for China.

China managed to get two on the podium with Qin Haiyang in the bronze medal position as he out-dueled another Japanese swimmer in Daiya Seto. Qin won the bronze with a 1:57.09 with Seto in fourth at 1:57.13. Those four swimmers were the only ones under two minutes.

All four swimmers managed to get into the Virtual World Championships final with Wang claiming the bronze medal. Hagino’s Pan Pac time would have put him fourth but it was not quick enough to get by Wang. Qin and Seto placed sixth and seventh respectively.

Hong Kong’s Kenneth To (2:01.76), Indonesia’s Triady Sidiq (2:02.09), Taipei’s Wang Hsinghao (2:02.68) and Singapore’s Pang Sheng Jun (2:03.08) also placed in the final.

  1. Wang Shun, CHN, 1:56.52
  2. Kosuke Hagino, JPN, 1:56.75
  3. Qin Haiyang, CHN, 1:57.09
  4. Daiya Seto, JPN, 1:57.13
  5. Kenneth To, HKG, 2:01.76
  6. Triady Sidiq, INA, 2:02.09
  7. Wang Hsinghao, TPE, 2:02.68
  8. Pang Sheng Jun, SIN, 2:03.08

Virtual World Championships

  1. Chase Kalisz, USA, 1:55.40, Pan Pacs
  2. Mitch Larkin, AUS, 1:56.21, Pan Pacs
  3. Wang Shun, CHN, 1:56.52, Asian Games
  4. Kosuke Hagino, JPN, 1:56.66, Pan Pacs
  5. Jeremy Desplanches, SUI, 1:57.04, Europeans
  6. Qin Haiyang, CHN, 1:57.09, Asian Games
  7. Daiya Seto, JPN, 1:57.13, Asian Games
  8. Abrahm DeVine, USA, 1:57.81, Pan Pacs

1 comment

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    Elizabeth Yang

    Wang Shun, you are a talented IM swimmer! Congratulations!