Chinese swimmers break world record on National Day

China’s Xu Jiayu. © Xinhua News
China’s Xu Jiayu. © Xinhua News

Qingdao, China, October 5, 2020: Chinese swimmers broke the world record in the mixed 4x100m medley relay by clocking 3 minutes 38.41 seconds at the Chinese national swimming championships on China’s National Day, October 1, reports Xinhua.

Led by two-time backstroke world champion Xu Jiayu from Zhejiang province, the Chinese swimmers bettered the world record by 0.15 seconds. The previous record was held by the United States.

The other three members of the team were Yan Zibei from Hubei, Jiangsu's Zhang Yufei, who broke the Asian record in the women's 100m butterfly two days earlier, and youngster Yang Junxuan from Shandong.

The runners-up, a joint team from Liaoning and Sichuan, finished in 3:53.12. Guangdong took third place in 3:53.39.