LIANG Xiaojing of China won the women's 60m in 7.20 seconds at the recent 8th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships. The 20-year-old LIANG, born in south China's Guangdong province, is the past winner of the women's 100m crown at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. She has a best time of 11.49 in the 100m and is a member of Team China’s 4x100m with YUAN Qiqi, GE Manqi, and ZHOU Yanbing.
She is set to run the 100m, 200m and 4x100 for Team China on Tuesday, June 26th and Wednesday, June 27th at Swangard Stadium during the 35th Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic. China and Canada will field national teams to contest the Pacific World Cup in the Team Sprint Challenge will include the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m for men and women. LIANG Xiaojing will be at her prime for China during the 2019 Doha, Qatar IAAF World Championships and 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Review of China’s women’s 4x100m times- 2017: 42.59, 2016: 42.65, 2015: 43.09
Compared to Canada’s times- 2017: 44.09, 2016: 42.70, 2015: 42.60
This analysis give China a clear advantage in the past year. Many consider the 4x100m to be the ultimate test of team work as the exciting exchanges are the big threat for disqualification. At the May 12th Shanghai Diamond League meet, China fielded 5 teams in the women's 4x100m with the national team winning in 43.51. This was a warm-up up for the team expected to run at the Jerome Classic just 5 weeks from now.
Glenroy Gilbert, Canada’s head coach is set to announce his team of 10 men and 10 women on May 29th. Final trials will be May 27th and May 28th will be used to complete his team selection.