Chinese swimming rising star Pan Zhanle (18) rose to No. 1 in the world rankings by surpassing Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon Provincial Office)’s ‘2022-2023 season’s best record’ in the men’s 200m freestyle.
Pan Zhanle won the men’s 200m freestyle final with a time of 1:44:65 at the 2023 China Swimming Championships held in Hangzhou, China on the 4th.
Second place was Wang Sun (29) who took the touchpad in 1:45:71.
After the match, Pan Zhanle said in an interview with China’s Xinhua News Agency, “(Tokyo Olympics individual medley men’s 200m gold medalist) I did not expect to beat Wang Sun. In fact, I was very nervous before the match.” I want to get it,” he said.
On this day, Panzanler reduced his personal best in the 200m freestyle by 3.88 seconds from the previous time of 1:48.53.
1 minute 44 seconds 65 is also the best record for men’s 200m freestyle in the 2022-2023 season compiled by SwimSwam, a swimming media.스포츠토토
The previous season’s best record was 1:44:67 set by Hwang Seon-woo at the National Sports Festival on October 10 last year.
Panzanler advanced Hwang Seon-woo’s record by 0.02 seconds and rose to No. 1 in the men’s freestyle 200m world ranking for the 2022-2023 season.
Looking at the personal best record, Hwang Seon-woo recorded 1 minute 44 seconds 47, ahead of Panzanler by 0.18 seconds.
Hwang Seon-woo received the difficult task of chasing down the rapidly growing Panzanler while chasing Popovich, the ‘strongest’, at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan in July.
At the Hangzhou Asian Games in September, Hwang Seon-woo and Pan Zhanle are expected to compete for the championship in the 100m and 200m freestyle.
Pan Zhanle won the 100m freestyle at the Chinese Swimming Championships on the 1st, setting a new Asian record of 47.22 seconds.
The previous Asian record was 47 seconds 56, set by Hwang Sun-woo at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.