In 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. His time of 46.80 also earned him a $30,000 USD bonus and helped China win gold in the relay. This marked China’s first medal in the relay.
Zhanle broke David Popovici’s record, set in August 2022, by swimming a 46.80 in the final race. His fast start and strong performance throughout the race helped China secure the gold medal. He was notably faster than his morning performance where he split a 48.26 flying start on the anchor leg.
The relay final also saw Italy, USA, Great Britain, Hungary, Greece, Serbia, and Spain competing with Italy finishing second and USA finishing third. The competition showcased impressive performances from swimmers from various countries and set the stage for an exciting championship.
China’s victory in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay was hailed as one of the standout moments of the championships. The teamwork on display was exemplary as each swimmer worked together to achieve their best possible performance.
In addition to China’s success in winning gold and breaking world records in both individual events and relays, there were several other notable achievements by athletes from around the world.
For example, Zhang Le broke David Popovici’s record that he had set just over a year ago by swimming a time of 46.8 seconds during his final heat lap in Doha.
The competition saw many impressive performances from swimmers from various countries who displayed their skills and expertise on the pool deck.
Overall, it was an exciting championship that saw some incredible feats of athleticism on display as athletes pushed themselves to be their best under pressure.