Xu Jiayu, born on August 19, 1995 in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, is a member of the Chinese National Men's Swimming Team. He focuses on men's backstroke. The silver medalist in the men's 100m backstroke at the 2016 Rio Olympics, won the gold medal in the men's 100m backstroke at the 2017 Budapest World Swimming Championships, and completed the defense in the event at the 2019 Gwangju World Swimming Championships.
Half a month ago, the 2020 National Swimming Championships and the Tokyo Olympics qualifying competition were held in Qingdao, Shandong. This is the country's first single swimming event with the highest specifications this year. All provinces have sent the strongest swimmers to compete. Since the national swimming team started winter training last September, Xu Jiayu has been training in Beijing for a year.
Seeing Xu Jiayu again, although he wears a fluffy haircut like the "Lion King", which is slightly lazy and casual, it is not difficult to see the confidence in his heart from his eyes. As he said in an interview before the start of the game: "Of course the goal of coming to Qingdao is to win the championship, but more importantly, it is to swim out of his best results." Now, looking at the domestic competition, Xu Jiayu can be described as "the only one seeking defeat." Keep moving forward towards the ranks of the world's top athletes.
In the past National Swimming Championships, Xu Jiayu won two gold medals in the men's 100m backstroke and 200m backstroke, and teamed up with national teammates Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei, and Yang Junxuan to break the men's and women's 4×100m medley relay world record. Since the end of the Gwangju Swimming World Championships last year, Xu Jiayu has always maintained a consistently high standard, which is extremely rare.
In the men's 100-meter backstroke, Xu Jiayu easily won the championship in 52.60 in the final. In the preliminaries, he swam in 52.37, which is 0.06 seconds faster than the Gwangju Swimming World Championships. In the men's 200m backstroke, Xu Jiayu swam 1 minute 55.26 in the final. This result is also very competitive in the international arena.
What’s more surprising is the men’s and women’s 4×100-meter medley relay, which the Chinese swimming team has attached great importance to since 2015, and it is also an event that can compete for gold medals in the Tokyo Olympics. Xu Jiayu and his teammates went upstream in this event with 3:38.41, breaking the world record held by the US Swimming Team. As the first bar, Xu Jiayu swam in 52.45 seconds, which is as stable as ever.
Talking about the personal performance of the current National Swimming Championships, Xu Jiayu is satisfied with himself overall. The performance of swimming out of himself is the embodiment of the training results in the past year, and also proved that he has always maintained the highest podium in the international competition. Ability and strength.
For Xu Jiayu, he has become the capable and most hopeful one among Chinese male swimmers to hit the highest podium in the Olympics. Therefore, in domestic competitions, he compares himself more with himself and enters a state of "non-other" concentration, putting aside the original unnecessary baggage, which makes him more comfortable in dealing with different game scenes.
In the course of the competition, the stringent competition system of physical fitness aroused discussion from all walks of life. However, in Xu Jiayu's view, the physical training over the past year is the "required training" for him to maintain continuous combat capability. In Qingdao, Xu Jiayu scored 47 points (out of 50 points) in the physical fitness test. From the completion of the first shot in the 200-meter backstroke preliminaries to the relay finals, although his mouth is "tired", it is obvious that his continuous combat ability has increased a lot.
Xu Jiayu has a deep understanding of the benefits of improving physical training. "In fact, at the end of 2018, I started to focus on strength growth. I was only 77kg before, and I looked rather thin from a distance. I was a skilled athlete, compared with European and American players, which made me frustrated in the finals. Under the circumstances, the "eating wave" situation is serious. Since the winter training that year, I have made unimaginable efforts to increase my strength and increase lean body mass." Xu Jiayu told reporters that weight control is extremely tormenting, and weight during competition and training are required Adjust as needed to achieve the best results.
Since this spring, Xu Jiayu has been exposed to more fresh and fresh physical training methods, such as 4D core training and plate physical training. Xu Jiayu said frankly that at first he was somewhat resisted because he failed to get the desired score in the test: "But how can you know that you can't do well without trying? Especially the core strength, which is too important for swimming! The difficulty is that the core strength is in the special event. It is difficult to involve in training, and we must break through in an environment that resists gravity. 4D core strength training gives us a higher upper limit, and it is also convenient to check for deficiencies and make special breakthroughs for weak links."
The completion of special technical actions in a normal gravity environment also made Xu Jiayu re-recognize how important core strength is to maintain body position in the water. Plate physical training is the most effective means for swimming to make up for the shortcomings of muscle endurance and hone the will quality. "To be honest, I was afraid of running 3000 meters. I vomited and got injured in the test, but we can't make excuses for poor results. We should find ways to improve results!" Xu Jiayu said firmly.
In order to cope with the time difference of the North American TV live broadcast, the swimming competition of the Tokyo Olympic Games set up a "black and white reverse" on the schedule. The setting of the daytime finals and the evening preliminaries poses no small tests for swimmers who can only mobilize in the evening, and Xu Jiayu is no exception.
Xu Jiayu told reporters that for the arrangement of the morning preliminaries, he had made a long-term adaptation in the previous training, especially the mental preparation that would be more difficult to do the final 50-meter sprint before the game. As the first official competition to use the Tokyo Olympics schedule, Xu Jiayu obviously still needs to adapt and be familiar with, and strive to adjust to a good state in the morning finals.
It is worth mentioning that Xu Jiayu has changed his habit of pre-match preparation since the start of this year. In the past, his game habit was to arrive at the stadium two hours in advance and start the final preparation before the game one hour in advance. This is the plan made by coach Xu Guoyi for him. This year, Xu Jiayu made more subtle changes during the pre-match adjustment stage without disrupting his original rhythm. He told reporters: "These changes are for the Tokyo Olympics. The sooner you do it, the better it will be to explore. To a rhythm that suits you."
The death of Xu Guoyi, mentor, this year was undoubtedly a heavy blow to Xu Jiayu. In the face of grief, he did not choose to escape but faced it bravely. He promised, "Guide Xu will go well, wait for the summer of next year, and take the gold medal home to see you!" "The promise. In an interview outside of this competition, Xu Jiayu also bluntly said that he is no longer a "child" protected by Director Xu, and that he must learn to take responsibility like a man.
火狐体育下载链接 Looking at the Tokyo Olympics next year, the men’s 100-meter backstroke is Xu Jiayu’s main event for gold, and the men’s and women’s 4×100-meter medley relay is also the “main event”. "The Olympic Games are the fruit of the midsummer that takes place every four years. What we can do is to sown the seeds of hope every spring and every training session. There is only one gold medal, and both body and soul must be on the road." For Xu Jiayu, although The Tokyo Olympics has been postponed for one year, but the dream has not changed and the goal remains firm. Hard training and solid preparation are the main theme of the moment.
Our reporter Wang Yuhuai
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