Ye Shiwen Keeps Rio Defence Hope Alive With 2:12 IM In Heats Highlighting Issues of Depth

Ye Shiwen of China by Patrick B Kraemer

Olympic champion Ye Shiwen kept her Rio defence hopes alive with a 2:12.75 heats swim in the 200m medley at China’s Olympic trials and nationals in Foshan this morning; Li Zhuhao, also Zhejiang, clocked 1:56.75 at the helm of the 200 ‘fly heats; and Qiu Yuhan leads the pace in the 200m free on 1:57.41

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This again proves my point in the other article thread that 400 IM makes swimmers honest and that you can’t fake 400 IM.


ASF – I thought this looked a much better swim at first, but 2.12.76 is 858 FINA points and 4.44 400IM (her heats time) is 844. That’s not such a big difference. Let’s see if she goes faster or slower in the final.

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