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Chinese Swimmer Breaks World Record in 100 Meter Freestyle: A Look at China’s Dominance in International Swimming Competitions


Feb 12, 2024
Chinese Teenager Pan Zhanle Smashes the 100m Freestyle World Record at World Championships

In Doha, 19-year-old Chinese swimmer Pan Zhanle broke the world record in the 100 meter freestyle with a time of 46.86 seconds. This was a massive achievement as he surpassed the previous record set by Michael Phelps in 2008. Pan spoke to reporters about his accomplishment, saying, “Breaking the world record just came naturally. Now my goal is to swim even faster.” He also stated that he had been feeling under the weather before the race and was shocked when he saw his time.

In addition to breaking the world record, Pan was also part of China’s team that won gold in the 4x100m relay with a time of 3:73.52 seconds. The other members of the team were Xu Jiayu, Wang Yufei, and Yang Jingyi. Italy finished in second place while the US took third place. It’s worth noting that one of China’s teammates, Zhang Yufei, broke the 50 second barrier in the discipline with a time of 48.62 seconds – though only the leadoff leg of a relay counts towards official record times.

This accomplishment is just one example of China’s dominance in international swimming competitions. Qin Haiyan set the current 200m breaststroke record at last year’s World Championships, making her another standout athlete from China’s swimming team. These achievements have made China a force to be reckoned with in international swimming and have inspired young athletes around the world to push themselves harder in their own training and competitions

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