Xu Jiayu has lived up to the expectations of the outside world. In this winter training test race, his score is 0.06 seconds faster than his own in the world championship last year, which also attracted the attention of swimswam, a professional swimming magazine. 24-year-old Xu Jiayu swims 52.37 seconds in this domestic race, which is the first shot fired at international opponents. In 2017, he was able to swim 51.86 seconds, which is still a certain distance from his best condition. For athletes of his level, the gap between 0.01 seconds is huge.
Now, Xu Jiayu has been widely regarded as the new brother of the Chinese swimming team, which can be seen from the content of recent official media reports. First, there was a large-scale theme learning conference in mid April. All the athletes including Xu Jiayu and ye Shiwen spoke one after another. China Sports Daily reported the event for the first time and used Xu Jiayus photos as the cover. Since then, in CCTVs interview with the Chinese swimming team, many athletes of the Chinese swimming team have appeared, and all of them have nothing to say about Sun Yang. Xu Jiayu has been on the camera for the longest time, and says that he must strive to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games.