A new generation of swimmers is becoming the driving force in Chinese swimming. May 4 witnessed two youngsters setting new records in the Chinese National Swimming Championships. Yang Junxuan broke the women’s 200-meter freestyle Asian record with a time of 1:54.57. Thanks to previous training, “my physical fitness, strength and speed have all improved,” the 19-year-old told Xinhua. The result sliced (缩短) 0.13 seconds off the Asian record of 1:54.70 she set in China’s Swimming Challenge meet in early March, Xinhua reported.Another World Junior Record was set by Yu Yiting, 15. She won the 200-meter individual medley (混合泳) with 2:09.64, replacing the previous mark set by Japan’s Rikako Ikee of 2:09.98 in 2017. “I had no pressure before the final as my coach told me to follow my own heart and pace in the final,” Yu said.