World University Games, Day Two: Qin Haiyang Wins 100m Breaststroke In 58.92; Games Record For Zhang Yufei
Qin Haiyang added another gold medal to his collection after taking the 100 breaststroke title at the World University Games in Chengdu on Wednesday. Qin split 27.58/31.34 to stop the clock in 58.92, 1.23 seconds outside the 57.69 in which he became world champion in Fukuoka nine days ago.
It was also 0.50 outside his semifinal time, after returning from his historic meet in Japan where he swept the breaststroke events topped by a 2:05.48 WR in the 200. Jan Kalusowski (59.86) edged out Andrius Sidlauskas as the Lithuanian took bronze in 59.89.
Zhang Yufei won the 50 fly in 25.20, also lowering her 25.29 World University Games record she set on Tuesday. It comes days after she set an Asian record of 25.05 en route to silver behind Sarah Sjostrom in Japan. Zhang left Fukuoka with five medals and will head to Hangzhou next month for the Asian Games.
Erin Gallagher lowered the South African standard from the semis from 25.71 to 25.66 for silver with Viola Scotto di Carlo taking bronze in 26.01.
Simone Stefani led home an Italian one-two in the men’s 100 back, stopping the clock in 53.95 ahead of Michele Lamberti (54.02). Denis Popescu took bronze in 54.21.
Luca Armbruster of Germany won the men’s 50 fly in 23.22 ahead of a tie for silver between Jakub Majerski and Lorenzo Gargani, both men clocking 23.39.