In this event, for the last 25 years, the gold medal has been occupied by either Australian or American players. But this is the first time since 1996 that both these countries missed out on the gold medal and China has put its name on it with a world record.
China breaks world record in women’s 4x200m swimming event
Four women from China have together made a new world record in the Tokyo Olympics. She did this amazing free-style swimming in the event of 4x200m (Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Swimming). For the last 25 years, the gold medal in this event has been occupied by either Australian or American swimmers. But this is the first time since 1996 that both these countries missed out on the gold medal and China took its name on it with a world record. In the relay event of 4x200m swimming, America and Australia tried hard to capture the gold but could not succeed. The women of China secured their claim for the gold medal by clocking a time of 7 minutes 40.33 seconds with a world record. At the same time, America got the silver medal in this event, which took 7 minutes 40.73 seconds. While Australia ranked third with a bronze shine. The women’s team of Australia took 7 minutes 41.29 seconds.
The previous world record in swimming’s 4x200m race was 7:41.50, which was set by the Australian team at the 2019 World Championships. The pressure of this world record was on all the three teams. But the Chinese women’s team withstood this pressure best and won the match.
Pressure on Australia to save its own world record
The world record was made since Australia itself. That’s why she was the favorite to win this race. Australia’s swimming star Titmus had earlier won gold in 200 meters and 400 meters. So it seemed that she would be able to write a success script for her team in this event as well. But this could not happen. After losing the race, Titmus said, “This race was very fast. There was pressure on us to save the previous world record. So we had to do better. I thought I could have done a little better. Still, I am happy that we will be on the podium.”
China won the second gold in swimming
6-time Olympic gold medalist American swimmer overtook Australian swimmer Leigh Neill. It seemed that she would register victory. But Li Dug of China won the race by beating him by less than half a second. This is China’s second gold in swimming. Earlier, China has won gold in 200m butterfly.
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