Breaking World Records and Earning Gold: Pan Zhanle’s Impressive Lead-Off Leg at 2024 World Aquatic Championships in Doha


Pan Zhanle Shatters World Record in Leading China’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay with a Time of 46.80

At the 2024 World Aquatic Championships held in Doha, the first day of finals showcased some incredible performances. One such performance was by Pan Zhanle of China, who set a new World Record in the men’s 100 freestyle while leading off China’s men’s 4×100 freestyle relay. Zhanle touched the wall at the first exchange in an impressive 46.80.

The men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay final saw China emerge victorious with a time of 3:11.08. Italy and the USA followed closely behind with times of 3:12.08 and 3:12.29, respectively. Zhanle’s record-breaking performance helped lead China to their first-ever medal in the relay.

Zhanle’s lead off leg helped China secure the gold medal, marking their first medal in the relay ever. His swim also earned him a $30,000 USD bonus. Notably, he improved on his morning performance, significantly speeding up his split time in the final. His incredible performance marked a standout moment in the first day of finals at the 2024 World Aquatic Championships in Doha.

In summary, Pan Zhanle of China set a new World Record and helped lead his country to their first-ever medal in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 2024 World Aquatic Championships held in Doha on its first day of finals with a time of 3:11.

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