Thursday, August 1, 2013

Girl power for China as Zhao Jing and Liu Zige double gold total in Barcelona pool

Thursday turned into a hugely successful night for Chinese swimmers when Zhao Jing and Fu Yuanhui took the gold and silver medals in the final of the women' s 50 meter backstroke in the world swimming championships.World record holder Zhao Jing just edged out her compatriot Fu Yuanhui in the one lap sprint, finishing with a time of 27.29, a tenth of a second ahead of Fu with Japan'ss Aya Terakawa taking bronze.Zhao cried after the race, saying she had not felt comfortable with herself and had fought to win the gold medal after a disappointing London Wholesale Tracksuits cheap Tracksuits Olympics."I didn't believe I was able to win this medal," she said, delighted to have proved herself wrong.For Fu it was her first World Championships and she was delighted to have helped China take a 1-2 in the event, revealing that she had raced with a shoulder injury that had made it difficult for her to keep a straight line.The double triumph came hot on the heels of Liu Zige's gold medal swim in the women's 400 meter butterfly after the world record holder led for all of the race and held off the strong challenge of home favorite Mireia Belmonte Garcia, who had momentarily threatened to overtake her in the final lap of the race. 

Belmonte swam the third lap faster that Liu Zige,cheap moncler jacket wholesale who had looked to be tiring, but the new world champion was able to find depths of courage in the last 50 meters to claim gold medal with a time of 2:04.59, just under two tenths of a second ahead of Belmonte-Garcia. Hungarian Katinka Hosszu,nike shox shoes who had previously won gold in the 200 meter medley, took bronze."I have had problems with an injury, but now I feel a lot better, I didn't know what the problem was, but I had problems with my muscles," explained Liu, who had won gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but struggled to bronze in the 2011 World Championships and finished in last place in the 2012 Olympic final."I was not in a good situation after the Beijing Olympics, but now I have had my problems treated and I am back to a high level of performance again. I am really satisfied with this gold medal," she said delighted to have ended a five-year-medal drought.The only disappointment of the evening was the fact that the 4x200 meter freestyle relay team,kadifashion led by Ye Shiwen finished in fourth place in their final and just missed out on a medal behind powerful teams from the USA, Australia and France.Nevertheless, China ended the day with a total of 12 gold medals in the current world championships with this Thursday's triumphs in the pool added to the gold medals won by Sun Yang in the 400 and 800 meter freestyle.With Sun Yang still to defend his 1,Sexy Lingerie Factory500 meters freestyle title on Sunday that total looks certain to increase before the end of the event meaning the Chinese are on track to beat their target of four swimming golds.

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