Beijing, September 9 (Zhongxin Net) -- On the evening of the 30th, the Chinese swimming team ended all the competitions of this Asian Games. The Hangzhou Asian Games set up a total of 29 sub-events, and the Chinese swimming team won 41 championships, comprehensively suppressing other competitors.

Wang Shun, Qin Haiyang, Zhang Yufei, Li Bingjie, Pan Zhanle, Yu Yiting... The Chinese team, which competed in the "old, middle and young" configuration, won a total of 28 gold medals in the pool, a significant increase compared with the previous edition. While showing its hegemonic demeanor, this team has also successfully made some Japanese media defect.

The Hangzhou Asian Games is the fourth Asian Games trip for 29-year-old Wang Shun, and in the end, he handed over four golds, one silver and one bronze: gold medal in men's 4m medley, gold medal in men's 1x1m medley relay, gold medal in men's and women's 200x4m medley relay, gold medal in men's 100x4m freestyle relay, silver medal in men's 100x4m freestyle relay, and bronze medal in men's 100m individual medley.

The picture shows Wang Shun and Qin Haiyang displaying medals. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

"Age is just numbers, and since I'm still racing, my goal is very clear, which is to continue to break through on the track and keep winning glory for my country." As a leading swimmer in China, Wang Shun justified himself by breaking the Asian record in the main men's 200m individual medley.

In the women's 200m breaststroke final, Ye Shiwen successfully won the championship. After winning three gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, she is at the top of the Asian Games for the first time in nine years.

In the mixed 4×100m medley relay, Xu Jiayu, who started first at the base, swam 51.91 seconds in the backstroke, just 0.05 seconds short of his Asian record in the event. "Swimming 6 seconds again after six years is important for me personally and extremely important for our team."

The picture shows Ye Shiwen in the game. Photo by Shi Chunyang

At the Fukuoka Swimming World Championships, which ended in July, Qin Haiyang won 7 golds and 4 silver, which was a blockbuster. He became the first athlete to win three gold medals in the 1m, 50m and 100m breaststroke at a single World Championships, rewriting FINA history. At the Hangzhou Asian Games, he served as the flag bearer of the opening ceremony of the Chinese sports delegation.

This time, Qin Haiyang once again won the gold medals in the 50-meter, 100-meter, and 200-meter breaststroke events without suspense, and he has become more mature after breaking the Asian Games record one after another.

Before the start of the Asian Games, "Queen of Butterflies" Zhang Yufei set herself a "big goal", not only to win the most valuable athlete of the Asian Games, but also to win 7 gold medals. In the end, she won 6 golds. Not satisfied with this, she bluntly said in an interview that she wanted to break the world record.

The picture shows Zhang Yufei's victory gesture. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tang Yanjun

In addition, many young players of the Chinese team also made a splash in this competition. Yu Yiting, Fei Liwei, Pan Zhanle and other "post-00s" team members have gradually become the backbone of the team.

After winning the men's 46m freestyle championship with a time of 97.100 seconds, Pan Zhanle became the first player of the Chinese men's swimming team to swim 47 seconds in the <>m freestyle event. "I was expecting to hit the world record, so I wasn't very happy with the result." One sentence speaks to the ambitions of the young players.

In addition, in several team events such as the women's 4x100m freestyle relay and the men's 4x100m medley relay, the Chinese swimming team also showed excellent form and won the gold medal.

Group photo of the Chinese team in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay final. Photo by Shi Chunyang

This time, the Japanese swimming team did not perform well, winning only 5 golds. After observing the performance of the Chinese team, many Japanese media and netizens were worried about the future of the home team and also praised the Chinese team.

At the Fukuoka World Swimming Championships, the Japanese swimming team, which competed as hosts, won only two bronze medals, and there was a serious talent gap problem. At that time, the "Japan Sports Newspaper" said that Japan and the world's first-class level had gradually drifted away.

At the Hangzhou Asian Games, many Japanese celebrities such as Daiya Seto and Yui Ohashi were in poor condition, and no new talents appeared. After the start of the competition, the Japanese swimming team was slow to wait for its own gold medal.

During the competition, Japan's Kyodo News Agency posted that "the Chinese team won four more swimming gold medals at the Asian Games, while the Japanese team won nothing in the previous two days in 14 competitions." ”

The picture shows Japan's Daiya Seto. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Dongming

Commenting on the Japanese team's performance, Yahoo Japan said, "The former Asian swimming powerhouse has declined, and there was no gold medal in the first two days of the competition. ”

Japanese backstroke star Reisuke Irie said the great era of Chinese swimming has arrived.

After the men's 4×200m freestyle relay final, the Japanese media "Sports Japan" summed up the performance of the Japanese team with a "fiasco".

Japanese netizens expressed the same attitude and opinion: Japanese swimming has fallen to the second group in Asia, and we will only be more bleak at next year's Paris Olympics.

As an important "mock test" before the Paris Olympic Games, the Hangzhou Asian Games can fully test the preparation of each team. The excellent performance of this competition will also provide more confidence for the Chinese swimming team to enter Paris before entering Paris. (End)