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China claims two swimming titles, leads worlds gold tally with 17

FUKUOKA, Japan, July 24 (Xinhua) — Zhang Yufei claimed the ladies’s 100m butterfly title and Qin Haiyang registered a historic breaststroke victory right here on Monday as China consolidated its lead on medal standings on the World Aquatics Championships.

17-year-old Yu Yiting added a bronze within the ladies’s 200m particular person medley (IM) to China’s medal haul on the second day of swimming competitors.

China is now atop the medal desk with 17 golds, 5 silvers and 6 bronzes. 12 of the gold medals have been received by their all-conquering diving workforce and three from creative swimmers. Australia is second on 5-2-1, and Japan third on 4-1-4.

Qin, 24, set a world main time of 57.69 seconds to change into the primary Chinese males’s breaststroker to win a world title.

Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi, Dutchman Arno Kamminga and American veteran Nic Fink shared the second place because the trio clocked an equivalent time of 58.72 seconds.

Only a couple of minutes later, Zhang, 200m butterfly gold winner on the Tokyo Olympics, earned China the second gold in swimming on the Fukuoka worlds within the ladies’s 100m butterfly after clocking 56.12 seconds.

Canada’s Margaret MacNeil completed second in 56.45 seconds, and defending champion Torri Huske of the United States was third in 56.61.

Yu Yiting adopted U.S. duo Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh to the touch house, securing her first medal on the worlds in 2:08.74.

Douglass took her first world title in 2:07.17, whereas defending champion Walsh completed second in 2:07.97.

China’s Ye Shiwen, who rose to stardom by placing a person medley golden double on the London Olympics, completed eighth in 2:14.27.

The different gold medal of the day went to Italy’s Thomas Ceccon within the males’s 50m butterfly.

Portugal’s Diogo Matos Ribeiro took silver, and Frenchman Maxime Grousset settled for bronze.