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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


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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