Ye Shiwen is a Chinese swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in the 400 metres and 200 metres individual medley, setting the world record in the 400m event and the Olympic record in the 200m event. In the Women's 400m individual medley at the 2010 Asian Games, Ye Shiwen, aged 14, swam 4:33.79. She swam 2.09.37 in the 200m IM, the fastest time in the world for that year. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, in the third heat of the Women's 400m Individual Medley she swam 4:31.73, an improvement of 2 seconds over her previous best time at the 2010 Asian Games. In the final she won the gold medal and broke the world record with a time of 4:28.43, an improvement of a further 3 seconds. In the 200m Individual Medley final on 31 July 2012, Ye was in third place at the start of the final leg of the race. But she again overtook her competitors in the freestyle leg, winning the gold medal with the time 2:07.57, a new Olympic record.
A little over a month ago, 17-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen was in pieces. The reigning Olympic champion in both the 200 and 400 IM had failed to win a medal in either race at the World Championships in Barcelona, … Continue reading →
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FINA World Championships: Extreme start in the pool for China
After winning nine of the ten diving golds on offer at the FINA World Championships, there have been very mixed fortunes for China so far in the swimming pool. On Day 1, Sun Yang dominated in the men’s 400m freestyle, … Continue reading →
FINA World Championships: Will the Chinese be doping in Barcelona?
Given the recent doping scandals in the world of sport and the furore that surrounded Ye Shiwen at the London Olympics, that’s the question many international reporters will undoubtedly be asking at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, which … Continue reading →