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China's Tang Yi sets new 100m freestyle record at Universiade

08-16-2011 14:51 BJT Special Report:2011 Shenzhen 26th Summer Universiade |

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China heads into action today, tied with Japan for first place on the Universiade gold medal table in Shenzhen, each with seven golds. One of the gold's for the host nation, coming in a record breaking performance from one of China's bright young swimming stars. Tang Yi, resetting the Universiade record in the women's 100m Freestyle on Monday evening.

Tang, who was a part of China's silver medal winning 4x100 medley relay team at the World Championships last month, edged ahead after the first 50m and never looked back. The Asian Games champion was impressive in the final sprint, eventually clocking a winning time of 54.24 seconds, setting a new Universiade record.

Tang Yi said, "I'm satisfied with the result and my performance tonight. I feel very tired competing here after the World Championships. Being able to win is an encouragement and comfort for me."

Tang Yi wins gold in 100m freestyle, while setting new record

 

Tang Yi wins gold in 100m freestyle, while setting new record

 

Tang Yi wins gold in 100m freestyle, while setting new record

 

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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