In the finals of the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, China set a new world record with a time of 3:11.08. The team, consisting of Pan, Ji, Zhang, and Wang, achieved this feat, with Pan setting a new world record in the long course meters men’s 100 freestyle.
Zhanle broke David Popovici’s record by swimming a 46.80 and helping China win gold in the relay. Notably, he was faster in the final race than in the morning where he split a 48.26 flying start on the anchor leg. This marked China’s first medal in the relay.
The competition saw Italy finish second and USA finish third while Hungary, Greece, Serbia, and Spain also participated. The impressive performances from swimmers from various countries set the stage for an exciting championship.
China’s victory was due to their strong performance throughout the race and Pan’s exceptional performance that helped them secure gold in the relay. The team had been training hard for this event and it paid off as they set a new world record.
The men’s 4x100m freestyle relay has always been one of the most highly anticipated events at World Championships and this year was no exception with several countries competing for glory.
Overall, China’s victory marked a significant moment in swimming history as they set a new world record and won their first medal in this event. It will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the highlights of the 2024 World Championships in Doha.