Chinese swimming team breaks record in mixed 4x100m freestyle relay final in Doha


Chinese swimming team poses for a group photo after winning the championship in the final of the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay at the Doha 2024 World Aquatics Championships, Feb. 17, 2024. (Photo from Weibo account of FINA)

Chinese swimming team poses for a group photo after winning the championship in the final of the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay at the Doha 2024 World Aquatics Championships, Feb. 17, 2024. (Photo from Weibo account of FINA)

(ECNS) — The Chinese swimming team composed of Pan Zhanle, Wang Haoyu, Li Bingjie, and Yu Yiting won the championship with 3 minutes 21.18 seconds in the final of the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay at the Doha 2024 World Aquatics Championships on Saturday, breaking the Asian record set by the team in the preliminaries.

Traditionally, the Chinese team is not strong at the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay and it had never won a medal in this event at the World Championships before.

This marks the fourth relay gold medal for the Chinese swimming team at the Doha World Championships.

In the preliminaries, the Chinese team’s record was 3 minutes 24.47 seconds, breaking the Asian record previously held by the Japanese team (3 minutes 24.67 seconds),  advancing to the finals in first ranking.