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The Battle for Dominance in Doha: China’s Epic Lead at 2024 World Aquatic Championships


Feb 11, 2024
China Dominates Night 1 with Two Medals

The 2024 World Aquatic Championships in Doha are well underway, with China currently leading the medal table. On the first day of competition, Li Bingjie won silver in the women’s 400 freestyle, while the Chinese men’s 4×100 free relay team captured gold and set a new World Record. South Korea, the Netherlands, and New Zealand each have one gold medal each. The Netherlands upset the Australians by winning the women’s 4×100 free relay, while New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather set a new national record by winning the women’s 400 freestyle.

As of Day 1, the medal table stands as follows:


China – 2 (1 in men’s 4×100 free relay, 1 in women’s 400 freestyle)

South Korea – 1 (in men’s 200 breaststroke)

Netherlands – 1 (in women’s 4×100 free relay)

New Zealand – 1 (in women’s 4×100 free relay)


Australia – 2 (in men’s breaststroke and women’s butterfly)

Italy – 1 (in men’s backstroke)

China –

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