Yesterday, the Chinese National Swimming Team announced the list of 43 people (20 males and 23 females) who are about to go to the Gwangju Swimming World Championships in South Korea. In addition to Sun Yang, most of the athletes on the list participated in the public training class before the expedition. Xu Jiayu, Wang Shun and Liu Xiang, three famous generals, revealed their different moods before the expedition.
Xu Jiayu is conducting on-the-spot training. Liu Ping photo
At the 2017 Budapest World Championships, Xu Jiayu won the men's 100m backstroke with 52 seconds 44. At the Gwangju Swimming World Championships, he did not say that his goal was to defend. "I am going to hit the 100-meter (backstroke) world champion!" He said, "I may not be able to impact, and everyone should not hold too much hope, but I will do my best."
Xu Jiayu’s words left room for himself. This is mainly because the competition for men's 100m backstroke is too intense. Although this year's men's 100m backstroke world's best score of 52 seconds 27 was created by him, but this score leads the second-ranked Australian star Larkin only 0.11 seconds.
Because of the victory and defeat, it is between the lightning and the fire, which makes Xu Jiayu extremely nervous in every contest. "I am still nervous. Actually, I am already training psychologically, but the result is still." Xu Jiayu said, "I hope to have a good performance in this competition. If not, it will still be based on the Tokyo Olympics. Lord."
In the 2015 Kazan Swimming World Championships, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and the 2017 Budapest Swimming World Championships, Wang Shun won bronze medals in the men's 200m individual medley. This time the Gwangju Swimming World Championships, his goal is very clear: "I hope to hit the gold medal."