Yu Hexin Sprints to 50 Free Asian Games Gold

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua

China’s Yu Hexin is the fastest swimmer at the pool in Jakarta as he won the Asian Games gold medal in the 50 free with a 22.11 to just out-touch Katsumi Nakamura of Japan at 22.20. Japan’s Shunichi Nakao won the bronze medal at 22.46.

Yu is the third straight Chinese man to win the 50 free at the Asian Games and the fifth man overall. He joins Shen Jianqiang (1990), Jiang Chengji (1998), Lu Zhiwu (2010) and Ning Zetao (2014) as Chinese gold medalists in the event.

India’s Virdhawal Khade (22.47), Hong Kong’s Kenneth To (22.54), Singapore’s Tzen Wei Teong (22.59), Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Mussin (22.64) and Taipei’s Lin Chienliang (22.67) also swam in the final.

  1. Yu Hexin, CHN, 22.11
  2. Katsumi Nakamura, JPN, 22.20
  3. Shunichi Nakao, JPN, 22.46
  4. Virdhawal Khade, IND, 22.47
  5. Kenneth To, HKG, 22.54
  6. Tzen Wei Teong, SIN, 22.59
  7. Adilbek Mussin, KAZ, 22.64
  8. Lin Chienliang, TPE, 22.67

2018 Virtual World Championships:

  1. Ben Proud, GBR, 21.34, Europeans
  2. Kristian Gkolomeev, GRE, 21.44, Europeans
  3. Michael Andrew, USA, 21.46, Pan Pacs
  4. Andrea Vergani, ITA, 21.68, Europeans
  5. Vladimir Morozov, RUS, 21.74, Europeans
  6. Bradley Tandy, RSA, 21.81, Commonwealth Games
  7. Cameron McEvoy, AUS, 21.92, Commonwealth Games
  8. Caeleb Dressel, USA, 21.93, Pan Pacs
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