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China's first ever men's gold at swimming worlds [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2009-7-30 13:17:29 |Display all floors
ROME, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Lin improved Grant Hackett's four-year-old 800 meters freestyle world record by more than six seconds and won China's first ever men's gold at the world swimming championships.

Zhang powered home in seven minutes, 32.12 seconds on Wednesday to break Hackett's record of 7:38.65.

Tunisia's Ous Mellouli, overtaken by Zhang at 200m mark, picked up the silver in 7:35.27 and Canadian Ryan Cochrane was third in 7:41.92.
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Post time 2009-7-30 15:04:04 |Display all floors
Congratulation!  Zhang Lin, the first  world swimming champion in China.

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Post time 2009-7-30 15:15:25 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tamson at 2009-7-30 13:17
ROME, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Lin improved Grant Hackett's four-year-old 800 meters freestyle world record by more than six seconds and won China's first ever men's gold at the world swimming cha ...

I have watched it on TV. So exciting!

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Post time 2009-7-30 15:41:16 |Display all floors
GREAT!!!~~

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Post time 2009-7-30 16:21:57 |Display all floors

congrats

congrats to zhang ling

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Post time 2009-7-30 16:37:19 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tamson at 2009-7-30 15:17
China's first ever men's gold at swimming worlds...


Didn't they win some gold in 1994 in Rome ?
It would have been in the women's events but the amount of testosterone and other steroids that some of the Chinese "women" swimmers were taking then was enough to make them men !!!  

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Originally posted by emucentral at 2009-7-30 17:37


Didn't they win some gold in 1994 in Rome ?
It would have been in the women's events but the amount of testosterone and other steroids that some of the Chinese "women" swimmers were  ...



Did you check the blood samples or is it only an assumption?

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