|Wang Jianjiahe [Xinhua]|
Wang, 16, who broke the women's 400m freestyle world record one month ago at Budapest Short-course World Cup, was the gold hopeful of the 800m free. She didn't disappoint the home crowd and led all the way to win the gold in 8:04.35. Italy's Simona Quadrella ranked second in 8:08.03 while Leah Smith of the United States was third in 8:08.75.
"I am happy to win the gold, but I am not satisfied with my time. It is not my best time," said Wang, who is 183cm high.