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Shattering World Records: 19-Year-Old Chinese Swimmer Pan Jiancheng Surprises at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships


Feb 11, 2024
Pan Zhanle sets World Record and leads China to 4x100m Free gold

At the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar, 19-year-old Chinese swimmer Pan Jiancheng shattered Romanian David Popovici’s World Record in the men’s 4x100m freestyle event. Pan swam the opening leg in 46.80 seconds, which was six hundredths of a second faster than Popovici’s previous record set at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

With China leading from the start, Ji Xinjie, Zhang Zhanshuo and Wang Haoyu finished in first place with a time of 3:11.08. Italy came in second with a time of 3:12.08 and the United States took bronze with a time of 3:12.29.

Pan had won three golds at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China earlier this year and had set his previous personal record of 46.97 in the men’s 100m freestyle event at those games, making him the fifth-fastest man in history before tonight’s race.

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