Rising Star Wang Jianjiahe Wins China's 2nd Gold at Short-course Hangzhou Worlds

December 14, 2018  Editor: Wang Yue
Rising Star Wang Jianjiahe Wins China's 2nd Gold at Short-course Hangzhou Worlds
Wang Jianjiahe [Xinhua]

 

China's rising star Wang Jianjiahe claimed the host's second gold medal at the FINA Short-course Hangzhou Worlds on Thursday, while two world records were renewed.

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.

(Source: En.People.cn)

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