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MixedReality

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Chinese swimmers should all be disbarred for using performance enhancing wind tunnels. It presents an insurmountable unfair advantage against technologically backward countries.

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Just like in economics where China now competes with the West in high tech industries, it’s the same in sports.

China now directly competes with the West in sports that require money and technology to perform well such as swimming, cycling, rowing, canoeing, sailing, fencing.
 

Shaolian

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China added one more gold with Tang Qiantang winning the women's 100m breaststroke. Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey also took bronze in the same event.

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China also added a silver from the women's 1,500m freestyle with Li Bingjie. However, what's interesting is that after having competed at this longest distance event, Li came out less than an hour later to swim in the women's 200m freestyle semi-final. She was the fastest qualifier in the 200m freestyle during the morning heats. But it was obvious that the 1,500m final was taking a toll on her performance, as she was trailing badly coming into the 150m mark, but swam a very quick last 50m to finish just in time to squeeze into the final tomorrow. Just makes me wonder did she also had to hold back during the 1,500m final so to conserve energy for the 200m semi-final? If the schedule is more stretched out in the coming Paris Olympics, would she be more competitive in both those events? Anyway, she will definitely be fresh for tomorrow's 200m freestyle final.

Li Bingjie tied for 7th and getting the last spot for the final:
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Lastest medal tally:

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getready

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There are even more good freestyle swimmers coming.
Zhang zhan shuo the third swimmer in the relay team is someone to watch. His split is the slowest but he is also only 16 years old! Incredible he is already a world champion lol. And I believe it wasn't his best event. He is more of an IM swimmer. He broke the junior world record last year.



a silver from the women's 1,500m freestyle with Li Bingjie. However, what's interesting is that after having competed at this longest distance event, Li came out less than an hour later to swim in the women's 200m freestyle semi-final. She was the fastest qualifier in the 200m freestyle during the morning heats. But it was obvious that the 1,500m final was taking a toll on her performance, as she was trailing badly coming into the 150m mark, but swam a very quick last 50m to finish just in time to squeeze into the final tomorrow. Just makes me wonder did she also had to hold back during the 1,500m final so to conserve energy for the 200m semi-final? If the schedule is more stretched out in the coming Paris Olympics, would she be more competitive in both those events? Anyway, she will definitely be fresh for tomorrow's 200m freestyle final.

Li Bingjie tied for 7th and getting the last spot for the final:
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Almost forgot women swim the 1500m distance now. Used to be 800m is the longest distance event for females swimmers.

Imo Li will be more competitive in both events but it likely won't matter. Cuz she isn't that strong in 200m and 1500m. Many of the big favourites like ledecky and the aus swimmer who's name escapes me now haven't bothered to compete in this year's world championship. Li best event is the 800m. Her best time won't get her gold but she would be a medal contender in Paris.

However even with better spaced out schedule for the 200m 400m 1500m, it's still very difficult for her to medal in those events in Paris Olympics and almost impossible to get gold unless somehow all her rivals suddenly decide to have an off day. I hope she medals here though. She has a very good chance with few of her rivals out.
 
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PiSigma

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China added one more gold with Tang Qiantang winning the women's 100m breaststroke. Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey also took bronze in the same event.

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China also added a silver from the women's 1,500m freestyle with Li Bingjie. However, what's interesting is that after having competed at this longest distance event, Li came out less than an hour later to swim in the women's 200m freestyle semi-final. She was the fastest qualifier in the 200m freestyle during the morning heats. But it was obvious that the 1,500m final was taking a toll on her performance, as she was trailing badly coming into the 150m mark, but swam a very quick last 50m to finish just in time to squeeze into the final tomorrow. Just makes me wonder did she also had to hold back during the 1,500m final so to conserve energy for the 200m semi-final? If the schedule is more stretched out in the coming Paris Olympics, would she be more competitive in both those events? Anyway, she will definitely be fresh for tomorrow's 200m freestyle final.

Li Bingjie tied for 7th and getting the last spot for the final:
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Lastest medal tally:

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Why did oz drop down so much? Stopped doping after accusing China of doping and now can't compete?
 

Shaolian

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Why did oz drop down so much? Stopped doping after accusing China of doping and now can't compete?
Seems like many swimmers are giving this world championships a miss. Due to COVID, a few of the recent world championships, which might be spaced out once every couple years, got bunched up into a yearly or less occurrence after getting postponed. And this meet got put into the same year with the Olympics. So, I think many of the athletes who has already qualified for the Olympics, is skipping this meet. Perhaps as not to affect their training schedules. Even some of the Chinese star swimmers like Qin Haiyang and Zhang Yufei is skipping this.
 

Shaolian

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China also added a silver from the women's 1,500m freestyle with Li Bingjie. However, what's interesting is that after having competed at this longest distance event, Li came out less than an hour later to swim in the women's 200m freestyle semi-final. She was the fastest qualifier in the 200m freestyle during the morning heats. But it was obvious that the 1,500m final was taking a toll on her performance, as she was trailing badly coming into the 150m mark, but swam a very quick last 50m to finish just in time to squeeze into the final tomorrow. Just makes me wonder did she also had to hold back during the 1,500m final so to conserve energy for the 200m semi-final? If the schedule is more stretched out in the coming Paris Olympics, would she be more competitive in both those events? Anyway, she will definitely be fresh for tomorrow's 200m freestyle final.

Li Bingjie tied for 7th and getting the last spot for the final:
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Update on Li Bingjie's supposed final yesterday. She withdrew from the final and was replaced by teammate Ai Yanhan. But didn't matter, because Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong stepped up to the plate to win gold for this event.

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Latest tally:

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henrik

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Update on Li Bingjie's supposed final yesterday. She withdrew from the final and was replaced by teammate Ai Yanhan. But didn't matter, because Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong stepped up to the plate to win gold for this event.

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Latest tally:

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She is probably conserving energy for some other relay events. Even Pan Zhangle intentionally swim slowly in the 200m event, so that he could conserve energy for some other events. The coaches are actually preventing these swimmers from getting medals in their events, so as to win their relay events.
 

BlackWindMnt

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She is probably conserving energy for some other relay events. Even Pan Zhangle intentionally swim slowly in the 200m event, so that he could conserve energy for some other events. The coaches are actually preventing these swimmers from getting medals in their events, so as to win their relay events.
Makes sense those events are big boost to the medal table. One event multiple medals.
 
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