Chinese Teenager Pan Zhanle Smashes the 100m Freestyle World Record at World Championships

19-year-old Chinese swimmer, Pan Zhanle, has set a new world record in the 100 meter freestyle. He broke the previous record of 46.86 seconds and took the lead in the World Championships held in Doha. In an interview with reporters, Pan stated that breaking the world record came naturally to him and his next goal is to swim even faster. He was shocked when he saw his time and had not expected to break it. However, he believes that he can go even faster than his current time.

In addition to his individual achievement, Pan also helped China win the 4x100m relay gold in Doha. Along with three other teammates, they easily eased to victory, with Italy and the US taking silver and bronze respectively. Zhang, who is just 16 years old, made history by breaking the 50 second barrier in the discipline with a time of 48.62 seconds. However, only the leadoff leg of a relay counts towards official record times.

This accomplishment is all the more impressive considering that Pan had been feeling under the weather before the race. Qin Haiyan set the current 200m breaststroke record at last year’s World Championships, making China a dominant force in international swimming. These achievements have inspired both young and old swimmers around the world to strive for greatness in their sport.

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