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Ye Shiwen wins silver in women's 400m IM on final day of FINA Worlds

(Xinhua)    13:52, July 30, 2019

(SP)SOUTH KOREA-GWANGJU-FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS-SWIMMING-DAY 8

Silver medalist Ye Shiwen of China is interviewed after the women's 400m medley final at the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, on July 28, 2019. (Xinhua/Xia Yifang)

GWANGJU, South Korea, July 28 -- China's Ye Shiwen won a silver medal in the women's 400m individual medley (IM) on the final day of the 2019 FINA World Championships here on Sunday.

Ye touched home in 4:32.07, 1.68 seconds behind world record holder Katinka Hosszu of Hungary who finished in 4:30.39 to take the gold.

The Chinese swimmer came from behind in the last lap to prevail over Yui Osashi of Japan who ended the race in 4:32.33 to pocket the bronze.

"I did very well this evening. I always had fear in this event, but I tried to swim in the 400m medley to prove my mentality," said Ye.

"During the competition, I tried to overcome things that I'm afraid of. Today, I felt very relaxed and I was even smiling before the start of the race," said the 23-year-old.

Ye secured the silver in the 200m IM event here. She snatched two gold medals in the 200m and 400m IM in the 2012 Olympic Games.


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