At the 2024 World Championships in Doha, China set a new world record in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay with a time of 3:11.08. The team, comprised 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. Pan’s 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 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 in the final race than in his morning heat 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 for gold. Italy finished second while the USA finished third.
The competition showcased impressive performances from swimmers from various countries and set the stage for an exciting championship as it proved that anyone could compete at this level and bring home medals.
In conclusion, China made history at the 2024 World Championships in Doha by setting a new world record with a time of 3:11.08 in men’s 4x100m freestyle relay and winning gold through remarkable performances from their swimmers such as Pan who set a new world record with his time of 46.80 which earned him $30,00 USD bonus as well as Zhanle who broke David Popovici’s record by swimming a