China has won the mixed medley relay at the World Aquatics Championships.

‘New breaststroke sensation’ Qin Haiyang (24-China) becomes the first triple winner at the Fukuoka 2023 World Championships.

China won the 400-meter medley relay final in 3:38.57 as Xu Zhai (backstroke), Qin Haiyang (butterfly), Zhang Yufei (breaststroke) and Cheng Yueze (freestyle) swam back-to-back in the final at the 2023 International Swimming Federation World Championships at Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall in Fukuoka, Japan, on Saturday.

Australia finished second in 3:39.03, followed by the United States in 3:40.19.

The 400-meter mixed medley relay will become an Olympic sport in 2021, starting with the Tokyo 2020 Games.

At the Tokyo Olympics, China Swimming used the 400-meter medley relay as a strategic event to win a silver medal.

At the Fukuoka World Championships, they were crowned champions. This is China’s best finish at a World Championships, surpassing the 2017 Budapest Games (third place).

Qin Haiyang added two more gold medals in one day on Saturday, giving him the first three gold medals of the Fukuoka Games.

On the 24th, he won the men’s 100-meter breaststroke final in an Asian record time of 57.69.

On the 26th, he won the men’s 50-meter breaststroke final at 9 p.m. in 26.29, ahead of Nick Pink’s 26.59, and then swam the second leg of the mixed medley relay an hour later to share the gold.

Qin Haiyang was not a prominent figure on the world stage until last year.

But he broke into the world’s center when he set an Asian record of 57.93 in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Chinese Championships in May.

In Fukuoka, he upped the ante and reached the top of the podium three times.

Adam Peaty (27-Britain), who holds the world records in the 50 (25.95) and 100 (56.88) meters breaststroke, did not compete at this meet due to a collarbone injury.

Qin Haiyang said she hopes to “break Peaty’s world record” with every gold medal she wins at the Games.

Léon Marchand (FRA), 21, won the men’s 200-meter butterfly final in 1:52.43 to claim a double medal.

Marchand, who finished second in this event in Budapest last year, turned gold in Fukuoka.

Last year’s gold medalist Krzysztof Milák (23-Hungary) did not compete.

Marchand has emerged as a star player in Fukuoka.

He won his second consecutive title on the first day of competition on Wednesday in 토토사이트 the men’s 400-meter individual medley final with a world record time of 4:02.50. ‘Emperor’ Michael Phelps (38-USA) drew more attention when he took 15 years to break the 4:03.84 he set at the Beijing Olympics in August 2008.

Paris, which has been awarded the 2024 Olympic Games, has touted Marchand as “the athlete who will highlight the Paris Games”.

Ahmed Hafnaoui (20-Tunisia) won the men’s 800-meter freestyle in 7:37.00. This is the first time an African has won gold in the men’s 800 meters at a World Championships.

Samuel Short (19-AUS) finished second in 7:37.76.

Short finished first and Hafnaui second in the 400-meter freestyle, and the two swapped places in the 800-meter freestyle.

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