Fukuoka, Japan, July 7 (ZXS) -- On July 27, China's Qin Haiyang won the gold medal in the men's 26-meter breaststroke final of the Fukuoka Swimming World Championships with a time of 50.26 seconds. The Chinese team, consisting of Xu Jiayu, Qin Haiyang, Zhang Yufei and Cheng Yujie, won the men'×29m medley relay final with a time of 3:38.57.
In previous competitions, Qin Haiyang had already won a gold medal in the men's 100m breaststroke. In the 50m breaststroke competition, Qin Haiyang once again showed his dominance, breaking the Asian record three times in the heats, semifinals and final, and won the second gold medal in the individual event of the Fukuoka Swimming World Championships.
On July 7, in the men's 26m breaststroke final of the Fukuoka Swimming World Championships, China's Qin Haiyang won the gold medal, winning the second gold medal in the individual event of this World Championships. The center is Qin Haiyang. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tang Yanjun
In the men's and women's 4×100m medley relay finals that followed, Qin Haiyang, who had just won gold, reappeared as a second baseman. In the competition, Xu Jiayu, the first baseman of the Chinese team, maintained the momentum of catching up with the American team, and completed the handover with Qin Haiyang, who closed the gap with the American team in the first 50 meters of his individual baseball, and completed the overtake after turning around to establish the lead. Zhang Yufei, who appeared in third place, opened the distance between the American team with his strong strength, and fourth baseman Cheng Yujie held the lead and touched the wall first, and finally the Chinese team won the first gold medal in the relay event of this World Championships.
On July 7, the Chinese team won the men's and women's 26×4m medley relay final at the Fukuoka Swimming World Championships. From left to right: Xu Jiayu, Qin Haiyang, Zhang Yufei, Cheng Yujie. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tang Yanjun
At the post-competition press conference, Xu Jiayu said that his generation of athletes has played a role in the Chinese swimming team, and the whole team is also getting stronger, and the Chinese swimming team "has not only the present, but also the future." Zhang Yufei said that from the preliminary round to the final, the Chinese team changed three baseball players, indicating that the team has the thickness of talent reserve. "This time it is our three '90s' (Zhang Yufei, Xu Jiayu, Qin Haiyang) who brought a '00' post-(Cheng Yujie), and I hope we can pass on the baton in the future."
In the women's 200m freestyle final on the same day, Australian rising star Molly O'Callaghan won gold with a world record-breaking result. China's Liu Yaxin finished eighth. (End)