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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.

China's top 10 sports news in 2012

2012-12-28 11:12

The top 10 sports news stories of China in the year of 2012 selected by Xinhua News Agency.

Swimming stars lead nominations for top awards

2012-12-22 08:13

The Chinese swimming team has high hopes of collecting a swag of trophies after earning seven nominations at the 2012 Anta CCTV Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony.

Swimmers lead awards nominees

2012-12-21 16:42

The 2012 Anta CCTV Sports Personality of the Year final nominees were unveiled in Beijing on Thursday.

More world records on the way, says sun

2012-11-19 20:08

Chinese swimming sensation Sun Yang believes breaking more world records is only a matter of time.

Managing fame game

2012-11-19 20:06

Swimming superstar Sun Yang is happy being managed by the sport's governing body in China — for now.

Sun Yang swims to second gold in University Games

2012-09-14 14:35

Sun Yang, right, holds his gold medal during the awarding ceremony of the 400m freestyle swimming finals at the 9th University Games in Tianjin.

Sun Yang, superstar

2012-09-13 03:13

Star Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has a good idea of what it's like to be iconic hurdler Liu Xiang now - minus the injuries, of course.

Olympic superstar competes in national event

2012-09-12 10:35

China's Olympic and world swimming champion Sun Yang attends a news conference at the 9th University Games of the People's Republic of China in Tianjin Municipality September 11, 2012.

Chinese athletes rake in London rewards

2012-09-01 16:38

China's Olympic gold medallists have been rewarded with lavish gifts by the state, including cash bonuses and luxury sea-front apartments, local media reported on Saturday.

Olympic champions Sun Yang, Ye Shiwen awarded

2012-09-01 15:12

Chinese star swimmers Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen have been awarded by their home province for their success at the London Olympic Games.

China's Olympic gold medalists cash in on their success

2012-08-22 17:08

Gold medalists of the London Olympics welcome a new round of harvest back to China, including a large sum of bonus money as well as high appearance fees in commercial opportunites.

Chinese swimmers get hero's welcome at Beijing

2012-08-07 13:52

Chinese swimming team, who won five gold medals at the London Olympic Games, received a hero's welcome as they arrived at the Beijing airport Monday afternoon.