In the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay final at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, Jeanle broke David Popovic’s world record, set in August 2022, with a time of 46.80. The team, consisting of Jeanle, Pan, Yi, and Wang, achieved this feat and helped China win gold in the relay. This was China’s first medal in the relay.
The Italian team finished second with a strong performance from their swimmers, followed by the USA in third place. The competition featured impressive performances from swimmers from various countries and set the stage for an exciting championship.
Jeanle’s fast start and strong performance throughout the race helped China secure the gold medal. He was significantly faster in the final race than in the morning, where he split a flying start of 48.26 on the anchor leg. His excellent performance earned him not only a win but also a US$30,000 bonus for breaking Popovic’s world record.
This achievement marked a significant milestone for China in international swimming competitions and provided them with valuable experience to continue competing at high levels.
Overall, this event showcased how talented and dedicated athletes from different countries are to achieve their best performances and compete at an international level.