Ning’s Asian Mark Shines At China Home-Pool Priority

Xu Jiayu of China [by Aniko Kovacs]

With two days of action remaining in the pool at the All-China Games and on a day in Shenyang when Ning Zetao cracked the Asian 50m free record with a 21.91 in heats, an undeniable picture of priorities is taking shape: one of the world’s leading swimming forces places its domestic event above World Championships

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With two days of action remaining in the pool at the All-China Games and on a day in Shenyang when Ning Zetao cracked the Asian 50m free record with a 21.91 in heats, an undeniable picture of priorities is taking shape: one of the world’s leading swimming forces places its domestic event above World Championships

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Belgium_kangoo

Okay let’s be real guys …. how many are doped ???

I hate to think the worst of people but this All-china games have become ridiculous really !! some literally unknown posting incredible pbs ??? ridiculous !!

at least sun Yang has been a consistent performer and in him we can believe !! the others = NO

GlobalSwim

Being a communist country, we’ll never really know! But I will say this, understanding the culture quite well: the National Games there are about PRIDE, and a medal not just is a medal, its money, social status, and a new way of life for them. How many times do we see club swimmers do so-so in an in-season meet, then go crazy fast (many life time bests) at a High -School Meet? I see it all the time, and it’s the same concept with the Chinese, just times ten! Is it possible that someone is doping? Absolutely. But I would look to the Pride thing as a first reason before pointing a finger…

felixdangerpants

Refer to my comment after day 1 finals. They are not alone

KeithM

I think most won’t take any of the *new* names who have posted world competitive too seriously until they can replicate those performances internationally. Since so often many in the past have not been able to do so.

Dave

Like others here, I simply don’t believe this meet. Too many people no one has ever heard of are popping world class times. This reminds me of 1997.

Belgium_kangoo

Pride is indeed a motivator but let’s not be blind ! this reeks doping from at least 50 % of those swims !!! and again I hate being somebody pointing fingers but enough i enough !! the sport doesn’t need this circus !!

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