Xin Is 1st Asian Inside 8:20 On Another Day Of Depth

Fu Yuanhui of China [Photo: Patrick Kraemer]

Another day of extraordinary statistics flowed from the All-China Games on the penultimate day of racing in the pool in Shenyang. In the women’s 800m freestyle (China’s top entry at the World Championships an 8:29.71), Xin Xin became the first Asian woman to crack 8:20, with an 8:19.43 continental record, she and the four who followed her were all faster than 6th place in the world-championship final

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Another day of extraordinary statistics flowed from the All-China Games on the penultimate day of racing in the pool in Shenyang. In the women’s 800m freestyle (China’s top entry at the World Championships an 8:29.71), Xin Xin became the first Asian woman to crack 8:20, with an 8:19.43 continental record, she and the four who followed her were all faster than 6th place in the world-championship final

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Clive Rushton

I think I have seen this pattern of breakthroughs and this pattern of domestic depth before 🙁

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