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China secures 33 medals in Doha’s World Aquatics Championships


The tournament served as a qualifier for Paris 2024. It also witnessed remarkable performances from athletes worldwide. 2,600 participants from 204 countries, showcased their talent across six sports during the event held in Qatar.

Throughout the championships, China showcased dominance across various disciplines. It secured 33 medals, including an impressive haul of 23 golds. The Asian powerhouse excelled in diving, high diving, artistic swimming, and events like the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

One standout moment was the exceptional performance of 19-year-old Pan Zhanle. He set a new world record in the 100-meter freestyle and led China to victory in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

China continued its supremacy, clinching gold in nine out of the 13 events contested, in diving. China secured seven gold medals, capitalizing on the absence of strong rivals like Russia.

Despite China’s dominance, American swimmer Claire Curzan stole the spotlight with her exceptional performance, claiming four gold medals and solidifying the United States’ second-place finish in the medal standings.

Australia, another aquatic powerhouse, secured third place overall, boasting seven gold medals and 24 podium finishes.

The championships also witnessed remarkable performances from athletes representing nations worldwide, including standout moments from Irish swimmer Daniel Wiffan, New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, and Dutch swimmer Sharon van Rouwendaal.

In team sports, the United States women’s water polo team showcased their supremacy by clinching victory in a thrilling final, while Australia’s Kyle Lee triumphed in the mixed 4x1500m open water relay.

The championships concluded with spectacular performances in high diving, with Great Britain’s Aidan Heslop and Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland emerging as champions in their respective events.



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