Data map: In the women's 400m freestyle final of the Jakarta Asian Games, Chinese player Wang Jian Jiahe won the championship.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Dongming

  In recent days, the 2020 National Swimming Championships and the Tokyo Olympic Games are in full swing in Qingdao, with famous players such as Xu Jiayu, Fu Yuanhui, Wang Jian Jiahe and others participating.

However, there was a "strange phenomenon" in the competition that ranked first in the preliminaries but missed the finals, which triggered discussions among netizens.

This is how it happened?

  The competition kicked off on September 22 and ended on October 2.

On the 27th, in the women's 1500m freestyle preliminaries, the star Wang Jian Jiahe won the first place with a time of 15 minutes 45.59 seconds and broke the Asian record for the event.

However, when she was interviewed by the media after the game, she stated that she could not participate in the finals because of her poor physical fitness.

Data map: In the women's 800m freestyle final of the Second China Youth Games, the Asian record holder Wang Jian Jiahe won the championship.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Wei Liang

  When asked by reporters whether the physical reserves of long-distance athletes would be better, Wang Jian Jiahe said: "We are water sports after all, and land sports are not very good."

  The situation of Wang Jian Jiahe is not alone.

In the men's 50m freestyle preliminaries, Yu Hexin won the first place with a score of 21.79. This result not only reached the Tokyo Olympics A standard, but also set a national record for the event.

However, because he only ranked ninth in the physical test score, he did not enter the final of the project.

  Fu Yuanhui, a "fantastic girl" loved by swimmers, also performed well in this competition. In the women's 100m backstroke preliminaries, she swam 59.48 seconds and ranked first in the preliminary contest.

Unfortunately, Fu Yuanhui also missed the final of the event because of poor physical fitness test results.

Data map: Fu Yuanhui in the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

  Some media have made statistics on this situation. As of Wang Jian Jiahe missed the finals, there have been 5 firsts in the preliminaries missed the finals.

No. 1 in the preliminaries or even breaking national and Asian records can not enter the finals. What is this physical fitness test?

  It is understood that in order to further strengthen the basic physical training and complement the shortcomings of physical fitness, the competition set up a two-day physical competition, including vertical vertical jump, pull-ups, trunk core strength, 30-meter run, and 3000-meter run. Projects, and physical competition directly as a component of the competition.

  According to the competition rules of this competition, the 16 athletes in the preliminaries of the swimming competition are ranked according to their physical fitness scores, and the top 8 athletes enter the finals. These athletes are "rejected from the finals" by this rule.

  Netizens who read the news had heated discussions about this regulation. Some people said it was unreasonable, and some agreed that physical fitness is the basis of swimming competitions.

Screenshot of Weibo.

Screenshot of Weibo.

  Zhou Jihong, Chairman of the Chinese Swimming Association, said in an interview with the media: “In order for Chinese swimming to fully reach a higher level, it must be basic and specialized. Therefore, the purpose of adding basic physical fitness tests in this national competition is to make up for the shortcomings of Chinese athletes. To improve the competitiveness of Chinese swimmers in the world."

  She introduced that this competition is the first time that a physical fitness test has been included in an official national competition, and the direction of this competition reform will continue.

"We will also conscientiously summarize the physical training through this competition, and establish a more complete basic physical training and physical competition system that is compatible with and closely integrated with the swimming event."

Data map: The 2018 Jakarta Asian Games entered the third match day. In the men's 50m freestyle final, Yu Hexin won the gold medal in 22.11 seconds.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  Despite some doubts, some athletes emphasized the importance of physical training.

Yu Hexin said: "Although I failed to enter the 50-meter freestyle final this time, I swam in the preliminaries and broke the national record. This is the result of my hard training and physical fitness. This result is also my expectation. among."

  In the men's 200m backstroke final of this competition, star Xu Jiayu won the championship with a time of 1:55.26.

He said after the game that he was very satisfied with his results.

In the interview, he also mentioned the improvement of physical training.

Data map: Xu Jiayu in the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

  "The improvement in physical fitness for a period of time has supported me to perform better in the sprint phase of swimming competitions. I also put my special concentration and willpower on physical training, making it clear that physical training is as important as special training. Although it is hard to train physically, I will also try my best to achieve good results in the physical fitness test." Xu Jiayu said.

  Incorporating the physical fitness test results into the competition performance evaluation, this event can be said to be a water test, and it is normal to cause certain controversy.

Whether such an attempt will improve the performance of Chinese swimming still needs further observation. Time is the best referee.

No matter what, I hope Chinese swimming gets better and better!

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