Five Make World Top 10 As Li Xiang Sets National Mark & Ye Shiwen Maintains Pace

Ye Shiwen - by Patrick B. Kraemer

At Chinese national swimming championships in Baoji, there were season world top 10 performances from Chen Xinyi, Lu Ying, Yu Hexin and Li Xiang, who set a national record in the 100m breaststroke, as well as Olympic champion Ye Shiwen, who repeated her heats time of 2:11 in the 200m medley

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At Chinese national swimming championships in Baoji, there were season world top 10 performances from Chen Xinyi, Lu Ying, Yu Hexin and Li Xiang, who set a national record in the 100m breaststroke, as well as Olympic champion Ye Shiwen, who repeated her heats time of 2:11 in the 200m medley

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HKSWIMMER

This is very encouraging news for China – and bad news for the rest of the world for the Medley Relay. China has always struggled when it comes to breastroke – if their new guy can split a 59-mid, then their relay team combined with Xu on back, Li (Zhuhao) on fly and Ning on freestyle is very serious.

Also, important to note the PB for Li in the 50m fly. He’s only 16 (possibly even 15, I’m not sure when his birthday was but he was 15 at the Asian Games) – which bodes very well for him in his signature 100m fly where he took silver behind Schooling at the Games.

Also very interesting to see Yu’s progress in the fly. He has had a problem with underwater dolphin and his starts – the 50m fly NR may be a good way of showing that he has worked hard to improve the technical aspects of his racing.

Italian fan

All right HKSWIMMER: China is there in the medley relay with the top nations.
Will see how their youngster will perform when the pressure rise and out of domestic waters.

dna2

Focus on Wang Lizhuo,16years old, 100breastroke 1.00.38insimifinal

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