Chinese little girl Li Bingjie’s 800m freestyle silver picking

ChineselittlegirlLiBingjie’s800mfreestylesilverpicking
ChinaNewsAgency,Budapest,July29.China’s15-year-oldLiBingjiewonthewomen’s800-meterfreestylerunner-upintheWorldChampionshipsintheeveningof8minutes,15secondsand46minutes,settinganewAsianrecord.AmericanplayerDreiserwonthreegoldmedalsinonenight.  Inthewomen’s800-meterfreestylefinal,AmericanstarLadkeytooktheleadandwonthechampionshipwith8minutes,12secondsand68withoutsuspense.HerteammateSmithwonthebronzemedal.LiBingjie,a15-year-oldrookiefromChina,followedLadkeyfromthestartofthegameandwonasilvermedal.HerresultssetanewAsianrecord.  Afterthegame,LiBingjiesaidthathestartedtocatchacoldafterthe200-meterfreestyle,andhewasverysatisfiedwiththisresult.Itotallybelievemycoach(LiuHaitao),althoughsometimeshefeelsthatthegoalhesetformeisabitdifficulttoaccomplish,butitiscertainlynoproblemtofollowhim.Ledkeyisstillmyidol,andIhopetosurpassherinthefuture.  TheAmericanplayerDressel,whowonthemen’s100mfreestyleafewdaysago,wonthreegoldmedalsthatnight.  Hefirstwonthemen’s50mfreestylechampionshipin21seconds15andthenwonthegoldin49seconds86inthemen’s100mbutterflyfinal,whichisonly0behindtheworldrecordsetbyAmericanswimminglegendPhelps.04seconds.Afterashortrest,heparticipatedinthemen’sandwomen’s4X100mfreestylerelayfinalsandwonthechampionshipwithhisteammates.  Inthewomen’s200-meterbackstrokefinal,AustralianplayerEmilySibombeattheHungarianironladyHuszzuwith2minutes05seconds68towinthechampionship.  Inthewomen’s50mfreestylesemifinals,SwedishplayerShesterRoundbroketheworldrecordwith23secondsand67,andadvancedtothefinalwiththefirstplaceinthesemifinals.ChineseplayerLiuXiangadvancedtothefinal.  LiuXiangsaidthatherprojectislate,andsincethestartofthegame,inordertokeepherselfunderpressureandmaintainagoodstate,shehasneverletherselfthinkaboutthingsrelatedtothegame.I’mveryhappytobeinthefinal.  Inthemen’s50mbackstrokesemifinals,ChinesestarXuJiayuadvancedtofourthplace.XuJiayusaidthathemayhaveagapinstrengthwithotherplayers,andhewilldohisbestinotheraspects.(ReporterWangJing)