China swimmer Wang Jianjiahe not satisfied with breaking record

China swimmer Wang Jianjiahe not satisfied with breaking record

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - China's Wang Jianjiahe has expressed dissatisfaction with her gold medal-winning performance in the Asian Games women's 800-meter freestyle, in which she set a new Games record of 8 minutes 18.55 seconds. 

Wang presented a gold medal for China in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle at the GBK Aquatic Stadium in Jakarta on Thursday night. She broke the record set by fellow China swimmer Li Xuanxu, who clocked 8 minutes 23.55 seconds at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.

Despite breaking the Games record, Wang felt bemoaned the fact that her time was far behind the world record of 8 minutes 4.79 seconds held by US athlete Katie Ledecky in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

"Even though I ranked first today, there is still a time gap between me and the world champion," Wang told reporters.

Wang has vowed to improve her performance. On the other hand, she does not want to be burdened by her ambition as she has plenty of time to excel in swimming.

"I'm not too stressed, after all, I'm still young," said the 16-year-old swimmer.

Wang has bagged three Asian Games gold medals, which further strengthens China's position on top of the Asian Games medal tally with a total of 55 gold medals, 40 silver medals and 21 bronze medals.

Reporter: Yashinta Difa Pramudyani

Editor: Ruslan Burhani

AG Media and PR in cooperation with The Jakarta Post