2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle, relays

Sun Yang

Date of birth

1991-12-01

Birthplace

Hangzhou

Height

198 cm

Weight

89.0 kg

World records

  • 2 (1500m) - up to 15/01/2016

Olympic Games (4 medals: 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

  • 200m freestyle: 2nd (2012)
  • 400m freestyle: 1st (2012)
  • 1500m freestyle: 1st (2012)
  • 4x200m freestyle relay: 3rd (2012)

World Championships (12 medals: 7 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze)

  • 200m freestyle: 2nd (2015)
  • 400m freestyle: 1st (2013, 2015), 2nd (2011)
  • 800m freestyle: 1st (2011, 2013, 2015)
  • 1500m freestyle: 1st (2011, 2013), 3rd (2009)
  • 4x200m freestyle relay: 3rd (2011, 2013)

Sun hoping to shine in Rio

Double Olympic champion (400m and 1500m freestyle), 7-time world champion (400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle), and world record holder to boot (1500m), Sun Yang will be one of the men to beat in Rio.

In spite of making the headlines for the wrong reasons in 2015 (doping allegations, injuries, clash with a Brazilian female swimmer, shock absence from the world 1500m final in Kazan), the Chinese remains one of the top favourites for the long-distance events in Rio.

At 24, Sun is preparing for already his 3rd Olympics, and will be hoping to add to his 4 medals from London 2012 (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze). Having dreamt of being a pop star in his youth, he'll look to give the Chinese fans something to sing about in Brazil.

Results

Men's 400m Freestyle

Men's 400m Freestyle3:41.68
4Men's 400m Freestyle, Heats3:44.23 Q
1Men's 400m Freestyle, Heats, Heat 63:44.23
2Men's 400m Freestyle, Final3:41.68

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle1:44.65
1Men's 200m Freestyle, Heats1:45.75 Q
1Men's 200m Freestyle, Heats, Heat 51:45.75
1Men's 200m Freestyle, Semifinal1:44.63 Q
1Men's 200m Freestyle, Semifinal, Semifinal 21:44.63
1Men's 200m Freestyle, Final1:44.65

Men's 1500m Freestyle

16Men's 1500m Freestyle15:01.97
16Men's 1500m Freestyle, Heats15:01.97
7Men's 1500m Freestyle, Heats, Heat 515:01.97

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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