Chinese swimmer wins 1st gold at fina worlds

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Added On July 16, 2019

The 22-year-old finished first in one hour 54 minutes and 47.20 seconds in the women's 10km open-water swimming.

 
This made her the first Chinese swimmer to grab a gold medal in the history of the swimming world championships.
 
Xin was just 0.90 second ahead of American swimmer Haley Anderson.
 
The Chinese swimmer went down in history of open-water swimming, after breaking the Asian record in the women's 800m freestyle at the 2013 National Games in Liaoning, China.
 
Among 64 contestants, Xin was the first to qualify for the open-water 10km marathon at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Japan.