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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.

Swimming worlds open post-Michael Phelps era

2013-07-22 07:53

The biennial FINA world championships begin Saturday and for the first time in more than a decade Michael Phelps won't be competing.

China aims at four golds at Barcelona swimming worlds

2013-07-17 13:18

China has set a target of four gold medals at the upcoming FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, said head coach Yao Zhengjie.

Sun Yang shrugs off row with world class win

2013-04-08 11:43

Chinese swimming star Sun Yang has shrugged off the row and proved he was back on track with world class results at the National Championships.

Two national records smashed at Swimming National Championships

2013-04-08 11:14

Two swimming national records were smashed at the ongoing National Championships on Friday.

Sun Yang wins first match after reuniting with coach

2013-04-02 10:02

China's star swimmer Sun Yang won his first match on Monday at the National Swimming Championships after he put aside the disagreement with his coach and returned to practice pool.

Medical insurance for champions stirs debate

2013-03-22 21:24

The Shanghai Sports Bureau has denied claims they signed an agreement with a hospital to provide free life-long medical insurance to Olympic and world champions as well as their coaches.

Sun reunites with coach after 'break-up'

2013-03-05 08:47

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang (left) hugs his coach Zhu Zhigen in front of a media session before his training in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Monday. The pair appear to reunited after reportedly becoming embroiled in a dispute last month. Zhu voiced disapproval of Sun’s budding romance with a flight attendant at that time, but met firm resistance from Sun, who reportedly went so far as to ask the governing body to replace Zhu.

Sun still not to apologize to coach

2013-02-28 20:09

Star swimmer Sun Yang's relationship with his long-time mentor remains tense.

Sun Yang suspended from commercial activities

2013-02-05 17:25

China's star swimmer Sun Yang was asked to reflect on what he has done in a stern statement issued on Monday, after he was rumored to be involved with a stewardess and stayed out all night instead of focusing on his training.

Shanghai Madame Tussauds unveils Sun's wax figure

2013-02-05 11:24

Sun Yang, an Olympic champion and world-record-holding long distance swimmer, did not appear at the unveiling ceremony of his wax figure as he was in tension with his coach Zhu Zhigen after rumors he was in love with a stewardess were exposed.

Sun Yang, Ye Shiwen named Sports Personality of Year

2013-01-20 02:03

Chinese swimmers became the biggest winners of the 2012 CCTV (China Central Television) Sports Personality Awarding Ceremony as star swimmers Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen won the Best Athlete Awards at the National Stadium here on Saturday.

Chinese swimmers achieve historic breakthroughs

2013-01-07 17:41

The year of 2012 was one with a rich harvest for Chinese swimmers, who stunned the world with major breakthroughs at the London Olympic Games.