In the FINA Guangzhou Swimming World Championship, Xu Jiayu withstood the heavy pressure and successfully defended his title in the mens 100-meter backstroke semi-final with a record breaking result. In addition, he helped the Chinese swimming army to qualify for the Olympic relay of mens 4x 200-meter freestyle.
After the World Swimming Championship, Xu Jiayu returned to Shanghai Jiaotong University to study the courses he had dropped due to the competition. With a little adjustment, he came to Jinan to participate in the World Cup. As the preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games are near, Xu Jiayu took the initiative to lower his blood pressure, registered only for the 200-meter backstroke and the 50-meter backstroke, and did not set himself the requirement of winning the championship, as long as the normal play can be.
Despite the initiative of lowering blood pressure, Xu Jiayu said that he would not play water, but would still play with a very serious attitude.
Xu Jiayu picked up copper in the mens 200m backstroke final on the 8th with 1 minute, 59 seconds and 59 seconds. The next day, Xu Jiayu won another bronze medal in the 50m backstroke final in 25.25 seconds, while Russian player Morozov broke the World Cup record in 24.43 seconds and won the championship.
After the game, Xu Jiayu said that he scored high marks for his performance, and the results were all expected. After the World Championship, this period is a rare rest period. The preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games are grim. I will concentrate on the preparations very much. It will be very hard for me physically and mentally. So relax now when you can. (end)