Qin Haiyang (23, China) set a new Asian record in the men’s 100m long course breaststroke (50m).
Haiyang Qin took a touchpad in 57.93 seconds in the men’s 100m breaststroke final at the 2023 China Swimming Championships held in Hangzhou, China on the 2nd.
57 seconds 93 is a new Asian record that was 0.7 seconds earlier than 58 seconds 63 set by Yan Zibei (28, China) at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju.
Yan Zibei finished second on the day with a time of 58.79, following Qin Haiyang.
Qin Haiyang stunned the Chinese swimming community by shortening her previous record of 59.57 seconds by 1.64 seconds.
In an interview with Xinhua News Agency, Qinhaiyang explained the secret to achieving the new record, saying, “I learned a lot from my competitors. I found my weaknesses in the start and turn, and I improved some problems.”
Qin Haiyang, who set a new Asian record of 26.63 in the 50m breaststroke in March this year (previously 26.86 by Yan Zibei), will hold the Asian record in the 100m breaststroke as well.
The 100m breaststroke world record is 56.88, set by Adam Petey (Great Britain) at the 2019 Gwangju World Championships, and the Korean record is 59.63.안전놀이터
Panzanler, who shortened the previous Asian record (47.56) held for over a year by Hwang Seon-woo (Gangwon Provincial Office) by 0.34 seconds to 47.22 in the men’s 100m freestyle on the 1st, 22.08, 22 seconds in the 50m freestyle on the 2nd. She finished second behind Wang Chang-hao, who finished the race in 01.