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Guangzhou swimmer breaks record at Asian Games 2018

(eguangzhou.gov.cn)Updated : 2018-08-23

Liu Xiang, known as one of the "double insurance swimmers" of the Chinese swimming team, was crowned champion on Aug 21 at the women's backstroke 50-meter finals in the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Liu Xiang (C), competes with other swimmers at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on Aug 21. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Guangzhou girl's performance of 26.98 seconds earned her a gold medal and she also created a new world record in swimming event of the Jakarta Asiad. She is also the first athlete to finish women's backstroke 50-meter event in less than 27 seconds.

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Liu Xiang, gold medalist of the women's backstroke 50-meter finals in the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, is thrilled after the win on Aug 21. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Liu Xiang (C) from Guangzhou of Guangdong province and her teammate Fu Yuanhui (L) from Hangzhou of Zhejiang province show off their gold and silver medals at the awarding ceremony. [Photo/Xinhua]