In the finals of the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, China set a new world record with a time of 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. His time of 46.80 also earned him a $30,000 USD bonus and helped China win gold in the relay. This marked China’s first medal in the relay.
Zhanle broke David Popovici’s record by swimming a 46.80 in August 2022. His fast start and strong performance throughout the race helped China secure the gold medal. Notably faster in the final race than in his morning heat where he split a 48.26 flying start on the anchor leg, Zhanle’s impressive performance showcased his strength and skill as an athlete.
The relay final also saw Italy, USA, Great Britain, Hungary, Greece, Serbia and Spain competing for gold. Italy finished second while USA finished third behind China . The competition showcased impressive performances from swimmers from various countries and set the stage for an exciting championship with many talented athletes pushing themselves to their limits to achieve great results on track..