1 world record, 2 Asian records, 4 national records (including 2 age group records), this is the first national record after the epidemic
In the national swimming competition, there is rarely a case where the world record, Asian record and national record have been broken in a row. This shows that during the epidemic, Chinese swimming has not stopped improving. Coaches and athletes have been actively training in a closed state; the top players have performed steadily and in good condition, reaching the Olympic A standard; at the same time, some newcomers have emerged.
However, good grades are all night
The men's and women's 4×100m medley relay event is a newly created event for the Tokyo Olympics. The Chinese team was expected to make an impact on the Olympic qualifications at the Gwangju World Swimming Championships in South Korea last year, but the results were cancelled due to a foul in the competition.
Fortunately, in the Jinan station of the FINA Swimming World Cup in August last year, the Chinese team achieved relatively satisfactory results, enough to attack the Olympic qualifications, but in order to be more secure, it is necessary to improve themselves as much as possible before the Olympic registration deadline. To ensure qualifications.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the Chinese team has conducted three internal tests in March, May and July, with normal ups and downs. In the May test, the strongest team consisting of Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei, and Yang Junxuan achieved a good score of 3:40.26, ranking third in the Gwangju World Championships, and also surpassed the Asian record and is far from the world. The record is less than 2 seconds. The world record hit has become a well-known but "unspeakable secret".
Finally, on the evening of October 1st, the strongest group of four rewrote the world record of 3:38.56 set by the American players at the 2017 Budapest World Championships with a time of 3:38.41, as a gift for the National Day!
Xu Jiayu, who took the lead, shed tears: "Our expectation is to break the world record, but we can't tell it in advance. Only after the results come out, everyone sees it. We did it! Team competitions can better reflect China's strength. It can be on the National Day. It’s a great honor to break the world record on this day of the Mid-Autumn Festival!"
In addition to the four-man group that set a world record, Xu Jiayu's 100-meter backstroke performance surpassed his victory in the world championships last year, and every shot was close to his best performance. This is Chinese swimming The best hope for gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
The 22-year-old Zhang Yufei was the big winner of this competition, leaving her name from national records, Asian records to world records. She is in the main women's 100 meters
The 18-year-old Liaoning player Wang Jian Jiahe could only fight desperately in the preliminaries because his physical score was not high enough: the 1500-meter freestyle rewritten the Asian record with 15 minutes 45.59. Her 400 meters and 800 meters were also the first in the preliminaries, 200 meters. Third in the preliminaries.
Guangdong team star Yu Hexin set a national record for men's 50m freestyle in the preliminary round on the first day of the competition.
Zhejiang medley master Wang Shun maintained a high standard, and his 400m and 200m medley performances were close to his personal best. And Ye Shiwen, Fu Yuanhui, Tan Haiyang, Yu Jingyao and other famous players all reached the Olympic A standard, but missed the final because of their physical fitness points. Fortunately, Jingyao and Ye Shiwen each won a final chance and successfully won the gold medal.
In addition, many newcomers performed well: 13-year-old Shandong girl Wang Jiayin won the women's 200m backstroke silver medal; Guangdong newcomer Tang Muhan won the women's 400m freestyle championship; Hebei teenager Zhang Yifan won the women's 200m butterfly championship, Guangdong player Yu Li Yan also performed well in the preliminaries of this event; Hubei's Zhang Ziyang, who scored in physical test, became a leader in open water and men's middle and long distance freestyle. In addition, two national age group records have been rewritten.
At the Qingdao Swimming Championships, physical fitness and physical test became hot topics. The importance of "strengthening physical fitness and making up for shortcomings" is self-evident, but it is worthy of a summary and analysis by professionals in terms of the project setting, time arrangement and how to link with the special competition.
In accordance with the requirements of the State General Administration of Sports for strengthening physical fitness, among the top 16 players in the preliminaries of this competition, the top 8 players in physical performance will enter the final. The physical performance is the same, and then enter the final according to the swimming ranking. As a result, many famous players missed the finals. According to incomplete statistics, 11 of the 33 preliminaries were out of the preliminaries, including Ye Shiwen, Wang Jian Jiahe, Yu Hexin, Fu Yuanhui, Yu Jingyao, etc. Those who have not entered the top 8 in physical fitness scores can only choose to strive for the best results in the preliminaries. The first few players in the preliminaries were eliminated by physical fitness, and the lower-ranked players advanced to the finals, which also resulted in some events whose final level was not as good as in previous years.
Objectively speaking, physical fitness is the foundation, but different sports have very different requirements for physical fitness and physical fitness. This is common sense in competitive sports. In other words, there is no one set of standards for all sports. For example, the 3000-meter race is a common "death point" for swimmers. On the one hand, it is easy to cause damage to the originally loose ankles and knee joints; on the other hand, it can cause muscle and nerve reversal to players at different distances, turning advantages into disadvantages; some "flying fish" with injuries cannot run 3000 meters. , This point will not get.
The Chinese swimming industry needs to start from actual combat, treat physical issues with dialectical thinking, respect the rules of the project, analyze specific issues rationally, conduct physical training and testing more scientifically and in a targeted manner, so that all players can benefit as much as possible and truly enhance their "internal strength." .
As Zhou Jihong, chairman of the Chinese Swimming Association, said: "We will conscientiously summarize the physical training through this competition, and establish a more complete basic physical training and physical competition system that is compatible with the swimming event and closely integrates the special events."