On July 31st, Beijing time, the 4×100m men’s and women’s medley relay final of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Chinese team composed of Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei, and Yang Junxuan won a silver medal in 3:38.86. The Chinese team won 4×100. The first medal in the medley relay event.

The picture shows the Chinese team players showing the silver medal.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

(Tokyo Olympics) "One Hundred Years" Swimming Pool Witnesses the Moment of "Mix and Match"

  China News Agency, Tokyo, July 31st, title: "One Hundred Years" Swimming Pool Witnesses the Moment of "Mix and Match"

  China News Agency reporter Zhang Su

  The Olympic swimming competition has a hundred years of history.

In comparison, a few minutes is really trivial.

  But this moment has been recorded.

For the first time in the Olympic swimming finals, male and female athletes compete in the same pool.

  On July 31st, Xu Jiayu (backstroke), Yan Zibei (breaststroke), Zhang Yufei (butterfly) and Yang Junxuan (freestyle) of the Chinese team, the four athletes who broke the world record last year, worked together to win the 4×100m mixed men's and women's mix at the Tokyo Olympics. Swimming relay silver medal.

  The British team won the championship with a time of 3:37.58 and set a new world record and Olympic record.

The Australian team won the bronze.

  At this moment, almost all the world's fastest swimmers are there.

  Pitti, the "Frog King" from the United Kingdom, recently defended the men's 100-meter breaststroke in the Tokyo arena.

Relov from the Russian Olympic Committee team has won gold in the men's 100m and 200m backstroke.

The Australian team's McKean, this day was seamlessly switched from the women's 200m backstroke final to the medley relay final, and his gold medal was "hot".

  At this moment, "men chasing women" is not necessarily so beautiful.

On July 31st, Beijing time, the 4×100m men’s and women’s medley relay final of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Chinese team composed of Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei, and Yang Junxuan won a silver medal in 3:38.86. The Chinese team won 4×100. The first medal in the medley relay event.

The picture shows Zhang Yufei in the game.

Image source: Visual China

  Zhang Yufei has deep feelings.

She was in charge of the third shot, and when she was swimming, she felt that "there was a black gurgling thing next to it and it passed by."

She was surprised: "How come someone is here!"

  That was the British swimmer Guy, who faced Zhang Yufei.

Feeling the oppression brought by the male players in the swimming pool, the Chinese “Queen of Butterfly” relied on faith to survive.

  Even though the process is difficult, Zhang Yufei still finds it interesting.

In fact, taking into account the welcome and love of swimmers, the FINA Swimming Technical Committee decided in 2013 to formally include the mixed relay for the FINA competition.

After "testing the waters" at the World Championships, this event has entered the Olympic Games again.

  Of course, it is not just because it is fun.

  On the one hand, it can test the overall strength of the team.

Xu Jiayu, who was responsible for the opening of the Chinese team, noticed that he was ranked third when he got to the side, and the Italian team and the US team tied for first, but neither team failed to get on the podium.

  Relay competitions often test team strategy, and the formation of troops is very particular.

This time, the British team arranged more prominent male players for the second and third bars, just to maximize their advantages.

  On the other hand, it can boost the morale of the team.

Zhang Yufei told a reporter from China News Agency that when he learned that this project was included in the Olympics, everyone had the idea of ​​hitting medals and breaking records.

Although the players come from different groups and have to sacrifice their training time to run in, but everyone has the same goal and finally achieved the set goal of "protecting three and fighting for one."

  At the moment of "mixing and matching", the process of competing for gold and silver is certainly impressive, and the various messages conveyed from it may be more worthy of taste.

  There is "equality".

For the first time in the British team, a woman won an Olympic gold medal in a swimming relay event. Two female team members said that they are very happy to let more people see that women can be so good.

On July 31st, Beijing time, the 4×100m men’s and women’s medley relay final of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Chinese team composed of Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei, and Yang Junxuan won a silver medal in 3:38.86. The Chinese team won 4×100. The first medal in the medley relay event.

The picture shows Yan Zibei in the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  Have "responsibility".

When Yan Zibei shed tears and blamed himself for not being able to swim faster, the other team members rushed to take the cause of the failure to himself.

  There is "unity".

After the game, Piti went to the Chinese team for the first time, shaking hands, hugging, and talking.

"We are opponents on the field, and friends off the field." Yan Zibei said at the press conference after the game.

Zhang Yufei also looked at the British team members sitting aside and smiled and said, "Friendship knows no borders."

  possible".

The Chinese player Yang Junxuan, who was responsible for the sprint that day, was only 19 years old. The little girl who was always shy when interviewed, withstood the counterattacks of other Titans in the pool.

Xu Jiayu looked more confident in his eyes: "The silver medal is the best result of the four of us so far. Next year, we will break (the world record) back." (End)

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