At the National Swimming Championships held on September 28, 2020 Beijing time, 18-year-old Wang Jian Jiahe participated in two events.
A similar situation also happened to her teammates-Ye Shiwen missed the fourth in the women's 400m individual medley preliminaries; Fu Yuanhui missed the first in the women's 100m backstroke preliminaries; Yu Hexin broke the men's 50m freestyle national record and missed the finals.
Overnight, the Chinese National Swimming Team seemed to be the "hardest hit" for physical fitness tests.
In February 2020, the General Office of the General Administration of Sport of the People's Republic of China issued the "Notice on Further Strengthening Basic Physical Training to Replenish Physical Shortcomings", pointing out that in order to strengthen physical fitness and make up for shortcomings, it puts forward the requirements for strengthening physical training in various sports.
Previously, there were rumors in the circle that China
Prior to this, many gold medal teams including the national table tennis team, the national weightlifting team, and the national sand volleyball team have introduced physical coaches.
At the current National Swimming Championships, athletes' results will be used as an important basis for participating in the Tokyo Olympics.
According to the competition rules previously announced by the Swimming Center of the General Administration of Sports, the top 16 athletes in the preliminaries of this competition are ranked according to their physical fitness scores, and the top 8 athletes in the physical fitness competition can enter the finals. When there are less than 8 people in each individual event, the athletes who are eligible for the finals will be admitted directly to the finals according to their physical fitness scores.
It is clear in the competition rules that the physical fitness test items are 3000-meter run, 30-meter sprint, vertical jump, pull-ups, and trunk core strength. These five items are all on-land.
When the swimming team repeatedly caused controversy over physical fitness tests, the Chinese national table tennis team reported that all of them passed the physical fitness tests.
In fact, for different sports
What needs to be distinguished is that the physical fitness test and the physical test score as the basis for ranking are two different concepts.
Taking the national table tennis as an example, the players completed the physical fitness test. After passing the physical test, they will be eligible to participate in the national table tennis championship. The problem faced by the swimmers is that the physical test results interfere with the competition results.
In the physical test rules of the National Swimming Championships, there is no so-called standard score line, but the physical test scores are used as the basis for the competition ranking. Taking Ye Shiwen as an example, her physical fitness score can be ranked in the top eight in the 200-meter breaststroke event, but in the 400-meter medley event, her physical fitness score cannot be ranked in the top eight.
Therefore, there are frequent cases of swimming teams failing to make the finals due to their low rankings in physical tests. This does not mean that the Chinese swimmers are not physically strong. It is the problem of the rules themselves that makes the physical fitness test "overwhelming", and even replaces the competitive results as the final candidate. The key factor.
Coincidentally, the National Gymnastics Championships also included physical test results in the competition rankings.
In the women's horse vault final held on September 27, due to too many players eliminated in the physical fitness test, only five of them entered the final. The runner-up ranked first in the qualifying round ranked fifth in the country.