Wang Jianjiahe (centre) competes in the women’s 800m freestyle heat at the 2020 Chinese National Swimming Championships in Qingdao. Photo: Xinhua Wang Jianjiahe (centre) competes in the women’s 800m freestyle heat at the 2020 Chinese National Swimming Championships in Qingdao. Photo: Xinhua
Wang Jianjiahe (centre) competes in the women’s 800m freestyle heat at the 2020 Chinese National Swimming Championships in Qingdao. Photo: Xinhua

Social media outrage as China swim stars fall foul of physical tests at Nationals

  • Tests are ‘here to stay’ says China swimming chief after widespread criticism of top swimmers missing out, despite setting records in the pool
  • Rules by General Administration of Sport have been implemented across the board from swimming to chess, with even elite athletes struggling

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Wang Jianjiahe (centre) competes in the women’s 800m freestyle heat at the 2020 Chinese National Swimming Championships in Qingdao. Photo: Xinhua Wang Jianjiahe (centre) competes in the women’s 800m freestyle heat at the 2020 Chinese National Swimming Championships in Qingdao. Photo: Xinhua
Wang Jianjiahe (centre) competes in the women’s 800m freestyle heat at the 2020 Chinese National Swimming Championships in Qingdao. Photo: Xinhua
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