FUKUOKA, Japan, July 24 (Xinhua) — China’s Zhang Yufei has focused the world file of the ladies’s 100 meters butterfly after successful the occasion on the World Aquatics Championships right here on Monday.
Zhang, 200m butterfly gold winner and 100m silver medalist on the Tokyo Olympics, clocked 56.12 seconds to earn China the second swimming title, solely minutes after Qin Haiyang gained the boys’s 100m breaststroke occasion.
Her successful time is 0.64 seconds in need of Swede Sarah Sjostrom’s world mark of 55.48 seconds set on the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Zhang is assured that the file won’t stand for lengthy. “She is my idol,” Zhang mentioned at a press convention. “I remember that I just looked at her record and dreamed that one day I will be her. After so many years’ hard work, I’m close to the world record now. It’s just in front of me.”
“I hope that one day I will break the world record and also I can be an idol for somebody else,” she added.
Zhang revealed that will probably be the precise time to rewrite the mark on the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
“We all know that it is not easy to break the world record,” she mentioned. “We need to work hard. We need to find the perfect moment to do the perfect job.”
“The Asian Games is the perfect chance for me. Let’s just look forward to a new record.”
Canada’s Margaret MacNeil completed second in 56.45 seconds, and defending champion Torri Huske of the United States was third in 56.61.