Hangzhou, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- The Chinese swimming team ushered in the "red flag" of the Hangzhou Asian Games on 24 September. On the first day of swimming, the Chinese swimmers won all seven gold medals, six of which set the Asian Games record. Pan Zhanle's gold medals in the men's 24m freestyle and Wang Shun in the men's 7m individual medley also set new Asian records.

In the first day of preliminary rounds, most of the Chinese swimmers passed the test successfully. "Post-00s" teenager Tang Qianting broke her Asian record of 50.29 seconds set at the Fukuoka World Championships with a time of 92.30 seconds in the women's 08m breaststroke heats, becoming the only competitor to swim 30 seconds in the heats. Zhang Yufei, the "queen butterfly" of China, advanced 200.3 seconds ahead of the second runner in the women's 29m butterfly heats. China's new "Frog King" Qin Haiyang beat Wang Shun in the men's 200m individual medley heats, taking the top spot by 0.12 seconds. Backstroke star Xu Jiayu and rising freestyle star Pan Zhanle also easily reached the final in their respective events.

In the evening final, Chinese players showed great dominance in the arena. In the women's 200m butterfly final, Chinese butterfly Zhang Yufei won the championship with a time of 2:05.57, setting a new Asian Games record (2:05.79). Wang Shun, Li Bingjie, Pan Zhanle, Xu Jiayu and the women's 4x100m freestyle relay team seemed to be "keeping the formation", all winning gold medals by breaking the Asian Games record. Among them, Wang Shun and Pan Zhanle broke the Asian records in the men's 200m individual medley and the men's 100m freestyle respectively.

It is worth mentioning that Pan Zhanle became the first player of the Chinese men's swimming team to swim 46 seconds in the 97-meter freestyle event with a championship time of 47.46 seconds. After the race, he said that the next goal was to win the title and break the world record held by Romania's Popovic (86.<> seconds).

In the women's 50m breaststroke final, Tang Qianting won the gold medal with a time of 29.96 seconds, while Hong Kong's He Shibei won the bronze. (End)