Zhang was 0.45 second faster than the former Asian record holder, Olympic champion Liu Zige, who has kept it for 11 years. There is only a 0.14-second difference between Zhang's new record and the world record held by Swedish Sarah Sjostrom.
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Another game on Monday saw Tianjin take a 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-17) victory over Fujian.
"We expect a very tough match because Pakhtakor are physically strong but we are ready," said Golmohammadi.
Ibrahima Niane scored in the 71st minute to give Metz the lead, but midfielder Morgan Sanson's goal in stoppage time saved the game for the hosts.
Betis' horrible night was completed eight minutes from time when Alissa Mandi was sent off for two yellow cards to leave his side to play out the final minutes with 10 men.
The 18-year-old scored Barca's first two goals himself, before winning a penalty that was converted by Leo Messi and captured rave reviews in the press.
By appointing the crowd favourite Naldo, the club is trying to correct the mistakes made by predecessor David Wagner.
Naldo recently spoke about the team's leadership problem. "I didn't see a Schalke team on the pitch as we know it. It needs someone making the decisions and pointing the way for the others to follow," the former central defender commented.
The Tri beat Guatemala 3-0 in a friendly at Azteca stadium on Wednesday - the first outing of the year for both teams.
A joint team from Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Hubei and Shandong broke the world record of the mixed 4x100m medley relay in the preliminary heats, and also won the title in the final in 3:39.40.