(Shaanxi National Games) The third day of swimming competition: records, tears, messages

  China News Service, Xi'an, September 22 (Reporter Hu Jian Alena) 4 gold medals were won in the swimming arena of the National Games on the 21st. Tokyo Olympic champion Wang Shun won the gold with a slight advantage and reached the top of the National Games history. "Fu Yuanhui, the defending champion, shed tears in the pool after winning the bronze medal. Beijing girl Yu Jingyao won the championship with a 0.31 second difference from the Asian record. The long-unseen Olympic champion Ye Shiwen ranked first and advanced to the final, and sent a young "post-00" "Swimming.

  Olympic champion Wang Shun, who won three consecutive gold medals in two days, won the men’s 200-meter freestyle final. Old reporters who have covered swimming for many years lamented that this scene is rare.

  Shandong star Ji Xinjie regretfully picked silver with a difference of 0.16 seconds, sending Wang Shun to the throne of the first in the history of the National Games in the total number of personal gold medals.

Previously, swimming stars Sun Yang and Luo Zhaoying tied for first place with 12 gold medals.

Regarding this, Wang Shun said, “This record is not only for me, but I want to dedicate it to those who have helped me.” For the seven Zhejiang athletes entering the finals, Wang Shun thought, “This shows that the Zhejiang team is here. The talent pool on the project is quite sufficient."

  Fu Yuanhui, who lamented that she was "old" in the preliminaries, won the bronze medal in the women's 100m backstroke final that night. Peng Xuwei, a teenager born in 2003, won the championship.

Prior to this, she had achieved two consecutive championships in the event at the National Games.

"I never thought about winning three consecutive championships, because I only trained for a month, and my elbow was injured. I am still very satisfied with this result."

  Speaking of her coach Li Xuegang, who was seriously ill and hospitalized, Fu Yuanhui regretted not being able to comfort the coach with a gold medal.

With that said, Fu Yuanhui turned away from the camera and kept wiping her eyes with her hands. After she turned around, she still faced the media with a smile. This is one of the few public tears of Fu Yuanhui, who has always been funny and cute.

  Xu Jiayu, the Asian record holder for the men's 100-meter backstroke, successfully defended his title by swimming at 53.26 in the final that night. There is still a gap between his 52.51 in Tokyo Olympics and his own Asian record of 51.86.

After the game, Xu Jiayu said that it was easier to win the gold medal, but he no longer thought about breaking the record.

  "Since 2019, I have always wanted to break the record. Instead, I put a heavy load on my body. It is the goal now to improve my performance within the range of my body's tolerance." Xu Jiayu said.

  In the women's 100m breaststroke final, Yu Jingyao, born in 1999, won the championship with 1:05.63, and teenager Tang Qianting, born in 2004, won the silver medal with 1:05.82.

It is worth mentioning that their results are only a slight gap from the Asian record of 1:05.32, which was born in 2009.

  In the women's 200m medley semifinals, Olympic champion Ye Shiwen, who hadn't seen him for a long time, ranked first and advanced to the final.

In the 2012 London Olympics, Ye Shiwen's winning two golds became the focus of attention from all walks of life.

But after London, Ye Shiwen's state went from bad to worse and missed the Tokyo Olympics.

  Regarding the "post-00s" who are constantly emerging in the swimming world, Ye Shiwen hopes that they will adjust their mentality first.

"I didn't do a good job at the peak, and didn't find out my own problems very carefully. That's why I fell into a trough. When the grades are good, I also have an humility to look for my own problems. Don't give up, don't lose hope for swimming." Ye Shiwen said.

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