China wins first world championship in 100m freestyle swimming

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China’s Ning Zetao celebrates after winning the final of the men’s 100m freestyle swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 6, 2015.

China won its first world championship medal in 100-meter freestyle swimming on Thursday. Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao touched the wall just 11-hundredths of a second before Australia’s Cameron McEvoy, in the final at the swimming world championships in Kazan, Russia. Ning’s time of 47.84 seconds is the fastest in the world this year. Olympic champion Nathan Adrian of the United States finished seventh, nearly half a second slower.

China wins first world championship in 100m freestyle swimming

China wins first world championship in 100m freestyle swimming

China won its first world championship medal in 100-meter freestyle swimming on Thursday. Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao touched the wall just 11-hundredths of a second before Australia's Cameron McEvoy, in the final at the swimming world championships in Kazan, Russia. Ning's time of 47.84 seconds is the fastest in the world this year. Olympic champion Nathan Adrian of the United States finished seventh, nearly half a second slower.