SwimmingOff Asian Record, Li Bingjie Adds Gold in 800 Free at WUGs

Off Asian Record, Li Bingjie Adds Gold in 800 Free at WUGs

World University Games: Off Asian Record at Worlds, Li Bingjie Adds Gold in 800 Freestyle

The sixth of seven days of swimming competition at the World University Games in Chengdu, China had attention focused on Qin Haiyang and what he would do in the 50-meter breaststroke. Qin recently swept the breaststroke events at the World Championships and became the No. 2 performer in history in the one-lap event.

Here is a look at the Day Six action:

Meet Results

Women’s 800 Freestyle (Final)

Coming off a silver medal in the event at the World Champs, China’s Li Bingjie cruised to the gold medal. Li was 17 seconds off her Asian record from Fukuoka, but her 8:30.74 was enough for the title. Li was followed for the silver medal by South Africa’s Dune Coetzee, who touched in 8:32.88. The podium was completed by Italy’s Noemi Cesarano, who posted a time of 8:33.12.

Women’s 50 Breaststroke (Semifinals)

Lithuania’s Kotryna Teterevkova has some work ahead if she wants to complete the breaststroke triple in Chengdu. Already the winner of the 100 breast and 200 breast, Teterevkova moved into the final of the 50 breaststroke as the No. 3 seed, behind a time of 31.13. That mark trailed the 30.68 of Poland’s Dominika Sztandera and Brazil’s Jhennifer Alves da Conceicao, who went 31.11.

Men’s 100 Butterfly (Final)

Poland’s duo of Jakub Majerski and Adrian Jaskiewicz secured the top spots on the podium, with Majerski leading the way for gold in 51.41. Majerski led from start to finish while countryman Jaskiewicz used a late charge to move from fifth at the turn to the silver medal in 51.93. The bronze was claimed by Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Mussin in 52.03.

Women’s 200 Freestyle (Final)

China’s Liu Yaxin gave her country its second freestyle gold of the session when she romped to a win in 1:56.84. That performance was more than a second ahead of the 1:58.69 turned in by Italy’s Giulia D’Innocenzo. Also reaching the podium was France’s Oceane Carnez, who went 1:59.73.

Women’s 50 Backstroke (Final)

Poland delivered its second gold-silver sweep of the day when Adela Piskorska set a Games record over one lap of backstroke and was followed to the wall by Paulina Peda. Piskorska established a Games record of 27.84 and was the only athlete under the 28-second barrier. Peda checked in at 28.48, which earned her a silver-medal tie with American Anya Mostek.

Men’s 50 Freestyle (Semifinals)

Italian Giovanni Izzo will head into the final of the dash as the top seed, following his semifinal mark of 22.34. That time gave Izzo a slight edge over Brazil’s Lucas Martins Costa Peixoto, who touched the wall in 22.38. Third-quickest into the final was Brazil’s Pedro Silva Spajari in 22.48.

Men’s 200 Backstroke (Final)

The United States’ Keaton Jones, a Cal recruit, broke through for Team USA by prevailing in 1:57.66, which was .42 ahead of the 1:58.08 of Japan’s Kodai Nishiono. Jones was fourth after the opening 50 meters, but moved into the lead by the midway point and never relinquished that advantage. The bronze medal was picked up by Korea’s Kim Seongju in 1:59.99.





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