The 49th gold of the Chinese team! Peng Xuwei won the gold medal in the 200m back, and Liu Yaxin reversed to win the silver
On September 26, Beijing time, the swimming event of the Hangzhou Asian Games continued. In the women's 200m backstroke final, China's Peng Xuwei showed absolute strength, easily winning the championship in 2:07.28. Another Chinese athlete, Liu Yaxin, won silver and South Korea's Lee Eun-chi won bronze.
The 20-year-old Peng Xuwei became famous at a young age, running 2:07.27 in the 200m backstroke as early as 15, approaching Zhao Jing's Asian record. However, since then, Peng Xuwei has never been able to break through his personal best. At the Tokyo Olympics, Peng Xuwei reached the women's 200m backstroke final and finished 7th.
At this year's World Championships, Peng Xuwei won a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke. In the battle between Smith and McKeon, Peng Xuwei followed closely the two, opened the 2:08 mark again, and finally hit the line with a time of 2:07.40. In Asia, Peng Xuwei now has few rivals. In addition, the 24-year-old Liu Yaxin was the champion of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
In the preliminary round that ended in the morning, Peng Xuwei took the lead in the first place. In this final, Peng Xuwei ranked first in the first 50 meters 29.27 seconds. After 100 meters, Peng Xuwei continued to rank first in 1:01.58, and the lead has reached more than 2 seconds. After 150 meters, Peng Xuwei's lead is almost unshakable. In the end, Peng Xuwei won the gold medal, Yoo Yaxin won the silver medal, and the Korean athlete won the bronze medal.