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China's top 10 sports news in 2012

2012-12-28 11:12

By (Xinhua/

- Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen, each with two Olympic gold medals, led the Chinese swimmers to major breakthroughs at London Olympic Games.

China registered its best ever Olympic swimming result in London by finishing second overall, only after the United States, with 10 medals, and went on to finish runner-up at the short course world championships in Istanbul. [Related: Sun breaks world record in 1,500 meters freestyle  Ye shatters world record to win swimming gold]


China's top 10 sports news in 2012

Top: Sun Yang celebrates after winning gold in the men's 1500m freestyle final in world record time during the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aug 4, 2012. Bottom: Ye Shiwen celebrates after winning the women's 200m individual medley final at the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 31, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]  

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