China News Service, Beijing, February 19 (Reporter Liu Xingchen) In the early morning of the 19th, Beijing time, the 2024 Doha World Swimming Championships came to an end. The Chinese team topped the total medal list with 23 golds, including 9 golds and 4 silvers in diving and 7 in synchronized swimming. Gold, 1 silver, 1 copper. As Tang Qianting won the silver medal in the women's 50-meter breaststroke final with a time of 29.51 seconds and set a new Asian record, the Chinese swimming team's results were finally fixed at 7 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze, creating the best record in the world championships in team history. .

  Pictured is the medal list. Image source: Screenshot of FINA website

  Since the Doha World Swimming Championships are held in the same year as the Paris Olympics, countries mostly use this competition to test their training results. On the field, the Chinese swimming team set off a "youth storm". They broke records time and time again and reached the top of the world.

  19-year-old Pan Zhanle is undoubtedly the team’s biggest gain this time.

  On the first competition day of the swimming event, Pan Zhanle partnered with Ji Xinjie, Zhang Zhanshuo and Wang Haoyu in the men's 4X100m freestyle relay final. The team won the gold medal with a time of 3 minutes, 11.08 seconds. Previously, the Chinese team had never won the men's relay championship at the World Championships or Olympic Games.

  The picture shows Pan Zhanle during the competition

  In that game, Pan Zhanleyou, who started the first leg, clocked 46.80 seconds, breaking the world record held by Romanian star Popovich. From the Fukuoka World Championships to the Hangzhou Asian Games, Pan Zhanle, who has constantly surpassed himself, finally became the world's "No. 1 Flying Fish" and successfully fulfilled his promise.

  "Breaking the world record is a matter of course. My goal is to swim faster. There is no upper limit." He said.

  Men's 100-meter freestyle is Pan Zhanle's main event. He previously ranked first in the FINA in this event. In the "Flying Fish Battle" in Doha, Pan Zhanle won again with a time of 47.53 seconds, winning the first individual event gold medal at the World Championships.

  The picture shows Tang Qianting showing off her gold medal. Image source: World Swimming Federation video screenshot

  In the women's 100-meter breaststroke final, Tang Qianting won the World Championships for the first time in 1:05.27, setting a new personal best. During the competition, she was in the lead after starting and swam the first 50 meters in a time of 30.25 seconds. Facing the opponent's pursuit, Tang Qianting withstood the pressure and hit the wall first. Her victory also broke the national record set by Ji Liping in 2009.

  The Chinese team has been waiting for 21 years for the women's 100-meter breaststroke gold medal at the World Championships since Luo Xuejuan won the championship in 2003. Inheriting the legacy of her predecessors, Tang Qianting also sets her sights on the Olympics. She is eager to swim within 1 minute and 05 seconds and stand on the podium.

  The girl who is "able to endure hardship and overcome difficulties" in the eyes of the coach is working hard to become the new "Frog Queen".

  In the men's 200-meter breaststroke final, Dong Zhihao won the gold medal with a time of 2:07.94. He surpassed five players in a row in the last 50 meters and staged a super comeback.

  Dong Zhihao, who started in the fifth lane, followed the swimming tactics in the first 100 meters and ranked sixth. At 150 meters, he began to gradually accelerate, narrowing the gap between him and his opponent.

  In the last 50 meters, Dong Zhihao sprinted hard and his sliding frequency increased significantly. In the last 5 meters, he rose to first place and finally won the championship.

  The picture shows Chinese team players Wang Haoyu, Zhang Zhanshuo, Ji Xinjie and Pan Zhanle (from left to right) showing their gold medals. (Data map)

  At this World Championships, the Chinese swimming team also gained a lot in relay events.

  In the women's 4X200m freestyle relay final, Li Bingjie, who played in the third leg, helped the Chinese team come from behind and win the championship with a time of 7 minutes, 47 seconds and 26 seconds.

  In that game, the Chinese team sent Ai Yanhan, Gong Zhenqi, Li Bingjie, and Yang Peiqi to play. When the second leg was handed over, the team was only in fifth place. After Li Bingjie came on the stage, she quickly narrowed the gap with her opponents and overtook the first place. Her time of 1 minute, 54 seconds and 59 seconds was also the fastest time among the contestants.

  "The relay reflects the overall strength of the team, and this gold medal has a higher gold content." Li Bingjie said after the game.

  In the men's 4X200m freestyle relay final, the Chinese team consisting of Ji Xinjie, Wang Haoyu, Pan Zhanle, and Zhang Zhanshuo also completed a comeback and won the gold medal.

  During the competition, the Chinese team gradually caught up from fourth place to second place. In the sprint stage, Zhang Zhanshuo completed the overtake of the American players in the last stroke, and beat the famous Korean star Huang Xuanyu, hitting the wall first with an advantage of 0.1 seconds. In the end, the Chinese team won the championship with a time of 7:01.84, winning the men's 4X200m freestyle relay world championship gold medal for the first time.

  The picture shows the results of the Chinese team in the men's 4X200m freestyle relay final. Image source: Screenshot of FINA website

  It is worth mentioning that the Korean team’s lineup won the championship at the Hangzhou Asian Games and set a new Asian record.

  "Before the game, I didn't expect that I could beat the Korean team in its heyday." Ji Xinjie said after the game.

  In the men's and women's 4X100-meter freestyle relay final, the Chinese team consisting of Pan Zhanle, Wang Haoyu, Li Bingjie, and Yu Yiting won the championship with a time of 3 minutes, 21 seconds and 18 seconds, and also refreshed the Asian record set by the team in the preliminaries.

  The men's and women's 4X100-meter freestyle relay is not a dominant event for the Chinese team. The team has never won a World Championships medal in this event before.

  In the final, Pan Zhanle, who started first, quickly established his advantage, and the Chinese team ranked first at the handover. Wang Haoyu, who played second, helped the Chinese team consolidate its leading position and achieved a lead of nearly one person. Then Li Bingjie and Yu Yiting withstood the pursuit of their opponents, and the Chinese team once again made history.

  The picture shows Pan Zhanle, Wang Haoyu, Li Bingjie and Yu Yiting showing their gold medals. Image source: World Swimming Federation video screenshot

  In addition, Li Bingjie also won two silver medals in the 400m freestyle and 1500m freestyle. In the women's 200-meter individual medley final, Yu Yiting won third place with a time of 2:09.01.

  According to statistics, at this Doha World Championships, the number of new standard pool world champions added to the Chinese swimming team has reached double digits, including Pan Zhanle, Ji Xinjie, Wang Haoyu, Zhang Zhanshuo, Tang Qianting, Ai Yanhan, Ma Yonghui, Gong Zhenqi, Yang Peiqi, Dong Zhihao, Yu Yiting et al.

  Among them, Gong Zhenqi is 14 years old, Yang Peiqi and Zhang Zhanshuo are 16 years old... As the young players gradually take the lead, the Chinese swimming team has more confidence to compete with other top teams. At the Paris Olympics, we have reason to expect the Chinese swimming team to create more brilliance. (over)