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Sun Yang avenges Rio rival Horton with 400m free world title

Chinese swimming ace Sun Yang got a bit of payback for his Olympic defeat by pulling away for a dominating win Sunday over rival Mack Horton of Australia in the men's 400-meter freestyle.

Sun Yang qualifies fastest for 200m freestyle final

2016-08-08 11:46

Sun Yang qualified fastest for the men's 200m freestyle final at the Rio Olympics, easily winning his semifinal on Sunday.

Sun anxious to redeem himself

2016-07-20 07:50

Chinese swimming ace Sun Yang hopes a successful defense of his titles at next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics will finally purge the controversies that have engulfed him in recent years.

Newly crowned swimming idol Ning Zetao talks about teammate Sun Yang

2015-08-19 17:37

Sun Yang is still the top icon of the Chinese swimming team, said rising swimming star Ning Zetao during an interview on Wednesday.

Sun Yang is no-show for 1,500 free final at Kazan worlds

2015-08-10 09:38

Two-time defending champion Sun fails to show up for the 1,500-meter freestyle final Sunday night, creating chaos minutes before the event.

Sun Yang wins third consecutive 800m free gold at worlds

2015-08-06 08:07

Sun Yang showed his dominance in the long distance freestyle by winning the men's 800m freestyle for the third straight time at the world championships on Wednesday.

Britain' s Guy beat Sun Yang in 200m free

2015-08-05 10:44

Britain's world championships debutant James Guy beat hot favorite China's Sun Yang to win the men's 200-meter freestyle at the Kazan worlds on Tuesday.

China's cover boy Sun Yang storms back to peak

2015-08-03 09:21

China's star swimmer Sun Yang proved that he is still the fastest man in the men' s 400-meter freestyle at the Kazan world championships here on Sunday.

Olympic champ Sun Yang failed doping test in May

2014-11-24 14:50

China's world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang served a three-month ban for a failed doping test earlier this year.

Sun still shining, despite sporadic setbacks

2014-09-25 05:30

Sun Yang had been labeled China's "bad boy" of swimming for a number of out-of-pool scandals, but the young star says he has learned a lot from the ups and downs and is ready to embark on a new phase of his career.

A rivalry based on respect

2014-09-25 05:20

Swimming star Sun Yang and his South Korean counterpart Park Taehwan always appear as hostile rivals but in reality they share respect and admiration.

Sun Yang qualifies for National Swimming Championships

2014-05-13 10:39

Olympic champion Sun Yang ranked first in the men's 200-meter freestyle preliminary at the Swimming National Championships, which kicked off Monday in east China's Qingdao.

Sun Yang's coach quits, citing health

2014-04-24 20:14

Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang has parted company with longtime coach Zhu Zhigen again, the Zhejiang College of Sports, with which they are affiliated, confirmed at a media briefing on Thursday.