On October 2, the 2020 National Swimming Championships and the Tokyo Olympics qualifying competition ended in Qingdao. On this stage, 22-year-old Zhang Yufei became the person who brought everyone the biggest surprise. While the "Xi Ti" women’s 100-meter butterfly new Asian record and the men’s and women’s 4×100-meter medley relay new world record, she also let More people are expecting the performance of the Chinese swimming army in the Tokyo Olympics. Taking advantage of the holiday after the game, the reporter conducted an exclusive interview with Zhang Yufei.
●New Asian record (Women's 100m butterfly)
In the women's 100m butterfly preliminaries of the National Swimming Championship and Tokyo Olympics qualifying competition, Zhang Yufei swam 55.62 seconds, breaking the Asian record set by Liu Zige 11 years ago (56.07, 2009 National Games).
● Only 0.14 seconds slower than the world record (Women's 100m butterfly)
The 27-year-old Swedish star Shestrom, who seems to be "absolutely dominant" in the women's 100-meter butterfly, has long maintained a world record. She is almost alone in the top 15 results of the project’s historical performance list. The world. But now, Zhang Yufei has chased after Shestrom-her 55.62 swim this time is only 0.14 seconds slower than the world record.
●New world record (men and women 4×100m medley relay)
The men's and women's 4×100m medley relay is a newly added event for the Tokyo Olympics. This time, Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei and Yang Junxuan teamed up to swim in 3:38.41, breaking the world record of 3:38.56 set by the US team at the Budapest Swimming World Championships in 2017. Among these four strokes, Zhang Yufei is a well-deserved new breakthrough. It is she who can swim the 100-meter butterfly swim into the 56-second mark, and this team has a new point of speed and has the opportunity to hit the world record.
●New national record (Women’s 100m freestyle)
Women's 100-meter freestyle is Zhang Yufei's side event. In this women's 100m freestyle preliminaries, she swam 52.90 seconds, setting a new national record for the event.
The National Swimming Championships and the Tokyo Olympics qualifying competition gave Zhang Yufei a full load. "This should be the most rewarding and most satisfying experience since I became an athlete." After completing the task of the competition, she ushered in a long-lost holiday. "After a 10-day holiday, finally I can go home and have a look. The last time I went home seems to have been a year and a half ago." For Zhang Yufei, who is aiming for the Tokyo Olympics next year, this is also the last long vacation before the war.
全国游泳锦标赛和东京奥运会资格赛给张玉飞带来了很大的负担。 “这应该是我成为运动员以来最有意义，最令人满意的经历。”完成比赛任务后，她迎来了一个久违的假期。 “经过十天的假期，我终于可以回家看看了。我上一次回家似乎已经一年半了。”对于打算明年参加东京奥运会的张宇飞来说，这也是战前的最后一次长假。
Body, busy and busy; heart, fall to the real place. Originally, Zhang Yufei was thinking about "beautiful at home" when she came home this time, but when there were more relatives, friends and teachers to celebrate and encourage her, this holiday became busy. However, what is different from the past is that Zhang Yufei's heart is finally not "empty" in the face of everyone's eager expectations.
Since three years ago, the expectation of "the new leader of Chinese women's butterfly swimming" fell on Zhang Yufei. The predecessor she is targeting is the Beijing Olympic champion Liu Zige, who still holds the world record for women's 200m butterfly, and the London Olympic champion Jiao Liuyang, who is the golden generation of Chinese women's butterfly. It's just that before this year, whenever she heard praises and expectations like "successors" and "new leaders", her heart was always a little unreliable.
"I know my own situation. At that time, I was not strong enough, and I knew I had shortcomings, so I was under pressure. I was afraid I could not afford this title." However, after going through the long but high-quality winter training, After using the results to prove himself in this competition, Zhang Yufei felt, "I should be able to take up this responsibility."
The new Asian record for the women’s 100-meter butterfly and the new world record for the men’s and women’s 4×100-meter medley relay. Zhang Yufei was able to sharpen his state to the point of view nine months before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. It is naturally indispensable for the individual and the team to persevere over the years. Pay. Especially after experiencing a smooth sailing in the early years, and the troughs of two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019, Zhang Yufei looked at himself and had a feeling of entering the "third stage of swimming career".
I divided the stages of athlete status. When interviewed by reporters at the Jakarta Asian Games two years ago, Zhang Yufei had done it once, but now it seems that this division is necessary to be adjusted. "What I said last time has to be changed. Starting from this year's winter training, this has entered my third stage."
From becoming a professional swimmer to 2017, this is the first stage of Zhang Yufei's eyes. At that time, it seemed that no matter what competition she participated in, she was going smoothly. "Although she is still young, she can basically win medals and get on the podium in the international competitions." In 2018 and 2019, that was let She felt uncomfortable for two years. Although she had gold medals in the Asian Games, the FINA Championship Swimming Series and other events, as long as she benchmarked against the international first-class level, she would find that her results were still not competitive. Leaning closer, it is 2020, and Zhang Yufei has finally accumulated a lot.
When the topic of physical fitness test stirred up waves in the swimming pool, Zhang Yufei was a real positive role model. Speaking of the improvement of her performance thanks to the improvement of physical fitness, she said that the requirements of the General Administration of Sports to strengthen basic physical training are positively promoted, and it is indispensable that she and her team have accumulated over the past three years.
In this game, Zhang Yufei’s starting reaction time was shorter, from 0.72 to 0.75 seconds in the past, to 0.61 to 0.63 seconds. This is because the leg strength has increased, so the technical movements in the air have been improved. The speed distribution of each 50 meters, the number of strokes, the underwater diving legs after turning around, etc., a little bit of detail improvement, is also indispensable to the training of upper limbs, lower limbs and core strength.
Even if the outside world once put a beak on the physical fitness test, what Zhang Yufei thought was a simple and straightforward set: the enhancement of basic physical fitness has raised her special level. Since "this way is connected", it must be maintained. "The improvement of core strength helped me to better complete the butterfly butt lift and control the rhythm of the action in the water, to swim more smoothly and to maintain the streamline in the water. All these have further improved my special training level. I think the emphasis and investment in physical training is very helpful to the special performance."
"Someone praised my physical fitness this time. In fact, there is still better physical fitness in the team. To put it more objectively, compared with me three years ago, my physical fitness has improved significantly, from a medium average level. I’ve mentioned it up. There is no quick miracle in physical fitness. At least I can’t do it quickly. I have to rely on time and time to practice.” Zhang Yufei’s abilities are relatively comprehensive in the physical test of the swimming team, and the 3000-meter run can’t stop her. Loaded pull-ups also achieved 40 kg.
Starting from 5 kilograms to being able to carry 40 kilograms of weight-bearing pull-ups, Zhang Yufei has persisted for three years on this sweaty, unconvincing and undefeated road. "Think of the past failures. Rather than crying on the field, I want to sweat and get more tired on the training field. I have expectations and requirements for myself, and I will move forward courageously towards my goals."
An event, multiple highlight moments, also won the world record (men and women 4×100m medley relay), Asian record (women's 100m butterfly), national record (women's 100m freestyle), Zhang Yufei let people watch When it comes to the possibility of her multi-line attack and multi-line gain. However, aiming at the Tokyo Olympics in the coming year, her first goal in her personal event is very clear-still the women's 200m butterfly.
Zhang Yufei said that whether it is the 100-meter butterfly or the 100-meter freestyle, these are her side events. Although she also hopes to gain something from this, it is more important to provide assistance to the main event of the 200-meter butterfly. "I have always wanted to inherit the advantages of the Chinese women's 200m butterfly and pass it on. I will not give up on the 100m or 200m, but the ultimate goal is still the 200m butterfly. I am currently on the 50m butterfly and 100m butterfly. The improvement was finally for the 200-meter butterfly."
Competitive sports, the pursuit of faster, higher, and stronger, especially in the four-year Olympic arena, athletes will fight every minute and every second. Setting goals is a topic that cannot be bypassed. Zhang Yufei, who feels that she has successfully upgraded, is full of confidence and is willing to share the "Tokyo Plan" with everyone.
"In fact, during the winter training, the (Olympic goal) was already set. On the 200-meter butterfly, I hope that we can pass on the honor tradition of our country, so I have to swim within 2 minutes and 05 seconds. The 100-meter butterfly During the winter training, I wanted to stand on the podium. Now, I think I should have the confidence to speak out the new goal, which is to stand in the top three positions to fight for the gold medal. And our male and female 4×100m mixed In the swimming relay, the strength of the entire team is really strong, which gives me confidence and confidence to fight for one." Zhang Yufei revealed.
In the women's 200m butterfly event, Chinese athletes have had a glorious past-the world record for this event is still the 2:01.81 of Liu Zige in 2009. To a considerable extent, this amazing result was due to the fast swimsuits of the time, which was difficult for future generations to catch up. In the nearly ten years when the fast swimsuits were banned, the best performance in the history list of the project belonged to Jiao Liuyang-she was in The gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics was 2:04.06.
In the four years since the end of the Rio Olympics, no one has succeeded in the 2 minutes and 05 seconds of the women’s 200-meter butterfly. If Zhang Yufei's Olympic goals are successfully achieved, it will undoubtedly be a great surprise.
Zhang Liqian, reporter of Oriental Sports Daily