Chinese teenager Pan Zhanle made history at the world championships in Doha by breaking the men’s 100m freestyle world record with a time of 46.80 seconds. Leading off his team during the 4x100m freestyle relay, Pan set up his teammates for gold as they went on to win the event.
Before his recent success, Pan had only one world medal and three Asian Games titles under his belt. The men’s 4x100m freestyle relay was won by Italy, with the United States taking silver and Australia taking bronze.
On the women’s side, the Netherlands emerged victorious in the 4x100m freestyle relay, with Australia taking silver and Canada taking bronze. In addition to this success, Kim Woo-min of South Korea won gold in the men’s 400m freestyle, while New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather took home victory in the women’s 400m freestyle event.