China Dominates Night 1 with Two Medals

China Dominates Day 1 of 2024 World Aquatic Championships in Doha

The 2024 World Aquatic Championships in Doha got off to a strong start with China leading the medal table after Day 1. Li Bingjie won silver in the women’s 400 freestyle, while the Chinese men’s 4×100 free relay team captured gold, setting a new World Record. Pan Zhanle was instrumental in the victory, breaking a long-standing record.

The Netherlands upset the Australians by winning the women’s 4×100 free relay and taking home their first gold medal of the competition. New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather also won a gold medal in the women’s 400 freestyle, breaking her own national record.

South Korea and Italy each have one gold medal each, while Australia and Germany are the only other countries with two medals each. Both countries won silver and bronze in various events on Day 1.

As of now, the medal table stands as follows:

Gold: China – 1, South Korea – 1, Netherlands – 1, New Zealand – 1

Silver: Australia – 2, Italy – 1, China – 1

Bronze: Germany – 2, Canada – 1, USA –

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