1 world record, 2 Asian records, and 4 national records (including 2 age group records) are the first national swimming championships and Olympic trials held after the epidemic. On October 1st, Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei, Zhang Yufei and Yang Junxuan jointly presented the world record for the men's and women's 4X100m medley relay, which added luster to the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival.
In the national swimming competition, there is rarely a single event where the world record, Asian record and national record are broken. This shows that during the epidemic, Chinese swimming has not stopped improving. Coaches and athletes have been actively training in a closed state; the top players have performed steadily and in good condition, reaching the Olympic A standard; at the same time, some newcomers have emerged.
However, the good results are created in the evening preliminaries, and we still need to continue to look for the golden key to the outbreak of the Tokyo Olympics "morning finals"; the overall results show "short-distance breakout, middle and long distance flat", and the final level of some events has declined. The physical fitness and physical test of "grabbing headlines" are worthy of further study by experts.
Relay world record, aim, breakthrough!
The men’s and women’s 4×100-meter medley relay event is a newly created event for the Tokyo Olympics. The Chinese team was expected to make an impact on the Olympic qualifications at the Gwangju World Swimming Championships in South Korea last year, but the results were cancelled due to a foul in the competition.
Fortunately, in the Jinan Station of the FINA Swimming World Cup in August last year, the Chinese team achieved relatively satisfactory results, enough to attack the Olympic qualifications, but in order to be more secure, it is necessary to improve as much as possible before the Olympic registration deadline. To ensure qualifications.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the Chinese team has conducted three intra-team tests in March, May and July, with normal ups and downs. In the May test, the strongest team consisting of Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei, and Yang Junxuan achieved a good score of 3:40.26, ranking third in the Gwangju World Championships, and also surpassed the Asian record and is far from the world. The record is less than 2 seconds. The world record hit has become a well-known but "unspeakable secret".
Finally, on the evening of October 1st, the strongest group of four rewrote the world record of 3:38.56 set by the American players at the 2017 Budapest World Championships with a time of 3:38.41, as a gift for the National Day!
Xu Jiayu, who was at the forefront, shed tears: "Our expectation is to break the world record, but we can't say it in advance. Only after the results come out, everyone sees it. We did it! Team competitions can better reflect China's strength. It can be on National Day. It’s a great honor to break the world record on this day of the Mid-Autumn Festival!"
The famous general is stable, the newcomers are dotted
In addition to the four-man group that set a world record, Xu Jiayu's 100-meter backstroke performance surpassed his victory in the world championships last year, and every shot was close to his best performance. This is Chinese swimming. The best hope for gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
22-year-old Zhang Yufei is the big winner of this competition. She has left her name from national records, Asian records to world records. She broke through the 56-second mark for the first time in the main women's 100-meter butterfly race. 55.62 is only 0.14 seconds away from the world record. This is also the second best result in history, breaking the Asian record held by Liu Zige for 11 years. Zhang Yufei's 100-meter butterfly stroke thus became a new breakthrough point for Chinese swimming in the Tokyo Olympics. She also accidentally broke the national record in the 100-meter freestyle in the secondary event.
The 18-year-old Liaoning player Wang Jian Jiahe could only fight desperately in the preliminaries because his physical score was not high enough: the 1500-meter freestyle rewritten the Asian record in 15 minutes 45.59. Her 400 meters and 800 meters were also the first in the preliminaries, 200 meters. Third in the preliminaries.
Guangdong team star Yu Hexin set a national record for men's 50m freestyle in the preliminary round on the first day of the competition.
Zhejiang medley master Wang Shun maintained a high standard, and his 400m and 200m medley performances were close to his personal best. And Ye Shiwen, Fu Yuanhui, Tan Haiyang, Yu Jingyao and other famous players all reached the Olympic A standard, but missed the final because of their physical fitness points. Fortunately, Jingyao and Ye Shiwen each won a final chance and successfully won the gold medal.
In addition, many newcomers performed well: 13-year-old Shandong girl Wang Jiayin won the women's 200m backstroke silver medal; Guangdong newcomer Tang Muhan won the women's 400m freestyle championship; Hebei teenager Zhang Yifan won the women's 200m butterfly championship, Guangdong player Yu Li Yan also performed well in the preliminaries of this event; Hubei's Zhang Ziyang, who scored in physical test, became a leader in open water and men's middle and long distance freestyle. In addition, two national age group records have been rewritten.
Rational view of physical fitness and physical test
At the Qingdao Swimming Championships, physical fitness and physical test became hot topics. The importance of "strengthening physical fitness and making up for shortcomings" is self-evident, but it is worthy of a summary and analysis by professionals in terms of the project setting, time arrangement and how to link with the special competition.
In accordance with the requirements of the State General Administration of Sports for strengthening physical fitness, among the top 16 contestants in the preliminaries of this competition, the top 8 contestants in physical performance will enter the final. The physical performance is the same, and then enter the final according to the swimming ranking. As a result, many famous players missed the finals. According to incomplete statistics, 11 of the 33 preliminaries were out of the preliminaries, including Ye Shiwen, Wang Jian Jiahe, Yu Hexin, Fu Yuanhui, Yu Jingyao, etc. Those who have not entered the top 8 in physical fitness scores can only choose to strive for the best results in the preliminaries. The first few players in the preliminaries were eliminated by physical fitness, and the lower-ranked players advanced to the finals, which also resulted in some events whose final level was not as good as in previous years.
Objectively speaking, physical fitness is the foundation, but different sports have very different requirements for physical fitness and physical fitness. This is common sense in competitive sports. In other words, there is no one set of standards for all sports. For example, the 3000-meter race is a common "death point" for swimmers. On the one hand, it is easy to cause damage to the originally loose ankles and knee joints; on the other hand, it can cause muscle and nerve reversal to players at different distances, turning advantages into disadvantages; some "flying fish" with injuries cannot run 3000 meters. , This point will not get.
The Chinese swimming industry needs to start from actual combat, treat physical issues with dialectical thinking, respect the rules of the project, analyze specific issues rationally, and conduct physical training and testing more scientifically and in a targeted manner, so that all players can benefit as much as possible and truly enhance their "internal strength." .
As Zhou Jihong, chairman of the China Swimming Association, said: "We will carefully summarize the physical training through this competition, and establish a more complete basic physical training and physical competition system that is compatible with and closely integrated with the swimming event."