China Dominates Night 1 with Two Medals

China leads the way on Day 1 of the 2024 World Aquatic Championships in Doha

The 2024 World Aquatic Championships in Doha have kicked off with China leading the medal table. On Day 1, Li Bingjie won silver in the women’s 400 freestyle, while the Chinese men’s 4×100 free relay team captured gold, with Pan Zhanle setting a new World Record. The Netherlands, South Korea, and New Zealand each have one gold medal.

In the women’s 4×100 free relay event, the Netherlands upset the Australians to win gold. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather won the women’s 400 freestyle in a new national record. Australia and Germany are the only other countries with two medals each, with both countries winning silver and bronze in various events.

As of Day 1, the medal table stands as follows:

Gold

China – 1

South Korea – 1

Netherlands – 1

New Zealand – 1

The Netherlands – 1

Australia – 2

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