In the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, China set a new world record with a time of 3:11.08. The team, consisting of Pan, Ji, Zhang, and Wang, achieved this feat, with Pan setting a new world record in the long course meters men’s 100 freestyle.
Zhanle broke David Popovici’s record, set in August 2022, by swimming a 46.80. His fast start and strong performance throughout the race helped China secure the gold medal. He was notably faster in the final race than in the morning, where he split a 48.26 flying start on the anchor leg.
The relay final also saw Italy, USA, Great Britain, Hungary, Greece, Serbia and Spain competing for gold. Italy finished second and the USA finished third. The competition showcased impressive performances from swimmers from various countries and set the stage for an exciting championship.
In addition to China’s gold medal win in the relay event, there were other notable achievements throughout the competition.
Ji achieved his personal best time of 47:59 seconds which helped him earn silver medal while Zhang clocked in at 47:76 seconds which earned him bronze medal.
The competition saw some incredible feats of athleticism as well as intense rivalry between different countries.
Overall it was an amazing display of talent and skill that left spectators on edge until the very end.