(Tokyo Olympics) Zhang Yufei is more than just the "Queen of Butterfly"

  China News Service, Tokyo, July 29th, title: Zhang Yufei is more than just the "Queen of Butterfly"

  China News Agency reporter Zhang Su

  Putting herself on the golden Olympic gold medal in the women's 200-meter butterfly stroke, Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei was crowned the "Queen of the Butterfly" in Tokyo.

Unexpectedly, just after the award ceremony was over, she hurried to the inspection office.

On July 29, local time, Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei won the championship with 2:03.86 in the women's 200m butterfly final.

This is the first gold medal won by the Chinese swimming army in the Tokyo Olympics, and it is also the 13th gold medal of the Chinese delegation.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

  The live broadcast was switched over, and the women players who participated in the women's 4×200m freestyle relay were already in place.

Zhang Yufei quickly took off the award-winning uniform, tidyed up his wet hair, put on a swimming cap and goggles, and stood with his teammates.

  The reporter later heard that it was when she was doing warm-up exercises that day to participate in the butterfly finals before she knew there was another one.

  Freestyle swimming is Zhang Yufei's side item.

However, the last time she participated in a freestyle relay in a formal competition was in the National Championship, and she only "swiped a shot" in the preliminaries.

Suddenly hearing the coach's deployment like this, Zhang Yufei said that he had a lot of worries, but then changed his mind to think again, "No matter if it's three, seven, two, one, go swimming."

  Recalling the World Championships in Kazan, Zhang Yufei once became famous with the seamless connection between these two events.

At that time, she was only 17 years old. “One night, she doubled bronze and stood on the podium twice. It felt like everything went so smoothly, so I didn’t have any idea about it.”

  The seemingly "dreamy" start almost concealed the cruelty of "becoming a butterfly from a cocoon".

Since then, the girl who loves to laugh has experienced too many ups and downs.

On July 29, local time, Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei won the championship with 2:03.86 in the women's 200m butterfly final.

This is the first gold medal won by the Chinese swimming army in the Tokyo Olympics, and it is also the 13th gold medal of the Chinese delegation.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

  Behind her seemingly "unchanging" smile, there are self-blame for failing to stand on the podium in Rio, the collapse of the "annihilated" event in the Gwangju World Championships, and the eternal survival in the domestic trials." The second "feeling" is the fear of the 200-meter butterfly, the resistance to training, the pain of being forced to change the technique, and the doubt about whether I can persist in swimming...

  Even when I came to Tokyo, I "took a lesson" first.

A few days ago, Zhang Yufei lost his opponent and the gold medal by only 0.05 seconds in the women's 100m butterfly final.

This girl, who is regarded as the best hope for the Chinese swimming army to win gold, smiles at the camera, but she keeps her regrets, worries and criticisms in her heart.

  "I'm afraid of the '100 butterflies' situation, because it's terrible." She couldn't help but confide today.

So this time she didn't leave any chance for her opponents, winning the championship and breaking the match record with a time of 2:03.86.

She took over the baton of the retired Chinese "Double Butterfly" Jiao Liuyang and Liu Zige and became the "Queen of Butterfly".

  Of course she is more than just the "Queen of Butterfly".

  The Chinese team consisting of Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan and Li Bingjie broke the world record in the women's 4×200m freestyle relay, and achieved a zero breakthrough in the Olympic relay event for Chinese swimming.

Someone joked after timing, "80 minutes have passed since Zhang Yufei's last gold win."

  The process of winning gold is not easy.

Zhang Yufei, who was in the third baton of the relay, did not take the lead in the first 150 meters, and only achieved the overtake in the last 50 meters.

When the game resumed after the game, she laughed and said: "I don't know what to say, the Chinese power suddenly'burned', and it was me who fought with you."

  For the other three players, Zhang Yufei is the representative of this "Chinese power".

They said that they felt very happy and excited to see that Sister Fai won the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly and witnessed the raising of the national flag and the playing of the national anthem in such a major competition. Go and fight."

  Undoubtedly, after this battle, Zhang Yufei, who achieved "Butterfly and Self Double Fei", is already a well-deserved leader in Chinese swimming.

This also means that she will represent the Chinese team members to accept tests from all over the world, which are not all praise and encouragement.

  At the press conference after the game, a foreign reporter directly asked the Chinese swimming team how often doping tests should be conducted.

The reporter was aggressive and the atmosphere suddenly became serious.

  Zhang Yufei grabbed the microphone and replied frankly: "It has never stopped, even more and more before the Olympics... As far as I know, Chinese players have the most urine tests in the world."

  Of course, for an athlete, in the final analysis, it is necessary to "speak" with results on the field.

Zhang Yufei's "Tokyo Journey" has not yet been completed, and she will also participate in the men's and women's 4x100m medley relay and other events.

When this wonderful morning was over, she left in such a hurry.

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