The 2024 World Championships in Doha saw a new world record set in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay, as China clocked in at 3:11.08. The team, consisting 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.
Zhanle broke David Popovici’s record by swimming a 46.80 in the relay final. His fast start and strong performance helped China secure the gold medal and marked their first medal in the relay. Notably, Zhanle was faster in the final race than he was in the morning where he split a 48.26 flying start on the anchor leg.
The competition was fierce as Italy finished second and the USA finished third. Hungary, Greece, Serbia and Spain also competed in the event showcasing impressive performances from swimmers from various countries. This set the stage for an exciting championship that showcased top talent from around the globe.