In the final drama of the 2020 National Swimming Championship, the combination of Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei, and Yang Junxuan hit the world record for the second time, regrettably not achieving it. This result also fits the two major characteristics of this championship: 1. The evening preliminaries and the morning finals. Our players have not found the best feeling of adaptation. 2. Although there are all kinds of dissatisfaction and complaints, even breaking the circle has alarmed many non-sports fans. But this championship, as far as pure competition is concerned, is indeed a wonderful one. Of course, the sense of fragmentation brought to the competition by physical competition, and the pervasive sense of confusion about the future fate of those first-line players with physical difficulties, may exist and suffer in a short period of time.
Although Chinese swimming has broken many world records, it is basically set in international competitions. Domestic competitions are very rare. The world record set in the swimming championship last time has to be traced back to 2001 when Qi Hui broke the women's 200-meter breaststroke world record. In this championship, a new generation of Chinese players completed a major breakthrough in the new era. Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei, and Yang Junxuan composed the Jiangsu, Hubei, Zhejiang and Lu team. They set a world record for this event in 3 minutes 38.41 on a men’s and women’s 4x100 mix. This is an absolute match made by Chinese swimming in this Olympic cycle. The new Olympic gold spot of the Chinese Legion.
But for swimmers, the new world record of 4 by 100 mixed men and women is a matter of course and can be expected before the game. Two Asian records and two national records were the real surprises. After Wang Jian Jiahe's World Championships last year, people wondered if she had reached the limit. But this time the 1500 record from Asia proves that she can still go forward. Yu Hexin’s 50s have hovered between 22.00 and 20 for many years. This time he bravely broke through to 21.79, breaking Ning Zetao's record, which is really impressive.
It is Zhang Yufei who makes people scream. She has completely broken the optimistic speculation of swimming fans about her maximum limit. She broke two strong records that have been maintained for 11 years and seem to have to be maintained. The new Asian record for the women's 100 meters-55.62 seconds, the world's first in this event since 2018. In history, no one can swim to this level except for Scherstrom in Sweden. I thought that if Chijiang Lihuazi didn't have leukemia, he might have to break Liu Zige's Asian record first. However, Zhang Yufei, who suffered from all his hardships at the Asian Games in Jakarta, can now speak in a high-profile manner: The Chinese record must be maintained by the Chinese!
Zhang Yufei broke Pang Jiaying’s national record in the preliminaries of the individual sub-item women’s 100-meter freestyle, and entered the top six of the World Series at 52.90, which made people shocked by the overall effect of his intensive training. . Her personal abilities have improved by leaps and bounds. In addition to the effects of the men's and women's 4x100 mix, it has also greatly affected the women's 4x100 mix, women's 4x100 mix, and men's 4x100 mix.
There are two names for this championship, the National Swimming Championship and the Tokyo Olympics Qualification Tournament. Reaching the standard is the most important task this time. Of course, two points must be emphasized. One: the Olympic A standard is reached; two: the new standard achieved for the first time. From the first day to the last day of this championship, there were athletes breaking through the Olympic A standard. According to statistics, a total of 26 athletes have reached the Olympic A standard 55 times out of 20 events. The list is too long and will not be listed. Among them, Wang Jian Jiahe broke the A standard in three events, and Xu Jiayu broke the A standard four times in the men's 100m backstroke (including the first baton of the relay). In fact, the women's 1500m freestyle, which is not enough attention, has once again become a benchmark project. Even the preliminaries and the finals, a total of eight people exceeded the A standard.
The number one priority, of course, is to meet the standard for the first time. Yu Liyan and Zhang Yifan broke the 2 minutes and 07 seconds mark in the women's 200m butterfly. Entering the ranks of 2 seconds and 06 seconds is an internationally competitive record. Zhang Yufei gave up 200 butterflies and broke the Asian record on 100 butterflies. It was a surprise. He reached the A mark for the first time on 100 butterflies and broke 53 seconds. Its absolute importance has been explained in the previous paragraph.
The young player Wang Jiayin, born in 2007, in the women’s 200-meter backstroke, has broken through to a height of 2:09.22, which is really promising for his future. Yu Hexin’s 50 has reached a new high of 79 in 21 seconds, and a personal high of 100 in 48.44. Although his double A bid is successful, he may not be able to put it in the World Series, but for the multiple confrontations of the Chinese team in Asia and Japan. It is definitely necessary to build a lot of confidence. Hubei athlete Sun Jiajun, in the 100-meter butterfly stroke at the beginning of the year, just broke 53 seconds to 52.89. This time the championship progressed to 51.81, breaking the Olympic A mark of 51.96. The progress was amazing. His appearance can forcefully make up for the short-lived gap in the appearance of the 100 Chinese men because of Li Zhuhao's poor condition.
Whether the physical fitness test is arranged properly or not is seriously doubtful, but this is only preliminary; what is more terrible is that after the test, the physical fitness rankings will be compared with each other, and the final places will be determined on this basis. This practice has already attracted a lot of attention from sports fans at the National Track and Field Championships, and when it comes to swimming, it has accelerated the fermentation. Two days before the start of the game, there was an embarrassing scene in which Yu Hexin and Fu Yuanhui failed to advance in the preliminaries and even broke the national record. When Wang Jian Jiahe broke the Asian record and was out, and Olympic champion Ye Shiwen was out again, it immediately became a major social topic.
However, Chinese Swimming is a world-class team with a strong presence of strong men. A large number of first-line players and a large number of first-line players are physically weak. There is no need to worry about the hot spot of the competition. Negative topics are relatively easy to digest. The decision made by the senior management is unlikely to change day by day. Chinese sports fans, whether they are used to it or not, are prepared to maintain the status quo at least before the Tokyo Olympics. As for households with physical difficulties led by Wang Jian Jiahe and Fu Yuanhui? Moreover, your physical fitness is not the key. You have to win a PK with others to qualify for the final. We can only pray for their good luck.
From a purely competi亚博试玩tion perspective, perhaps the most imperfect group of Chinese players this time is that they have not adapted to the time system of the evening preliminaries and the morning finals. The excitement is really not enough. In this championship, there are very few times that the finals have better results than the preliminaries. For example, Xu Jiayu’s 200 yams have to be ruled out. Because the opponent is too weak, the preliminaries are swimming, and the finals are stronger than the preliminaries. Quite a lot of items and players that made swimming fans excited in the preliminaries, by the finals, none of them had a breakthrough. Of course, there are factors in the physical competition that caused some first-line masters to compare the preliminary rounds as th亚博试玩e finals, but after the entire comparison, we did not see the players in the morning finals improve.
Fortunately before the Tokyo Olympics, in theory, we still have a national championship that we can play in the first half of next year. In any case, in this championship, the Chinese players must adjust themselves to the most exciting stage in the morning, otherwise they will really miss so many good results in the preliminaries.