China’s Sun Yang swam an impressive 3:41.48 in the 400 freestyle, today at the Chinese national championships in Wuhan. Only Thorpe has ever been faster in textile, from when he back in 2002 swam 3:40.08 in his trademark long-sleeved suit. And Sun is now only 0.13 seconds from Zhang Lin’s Chinese and Asian record of 3:41.35, from the days of the supersuits in 2009. Read more here on SwimNews.com.
And by the way, exciting prediction here on the Speed Endurance Swimming Blog:
The big question now is how close Sun Yang can get to Grant Hackett’s iconic World Record in the 1500 Free? Last year he missed the record by just 0.93 seconds. Today his 400 Free was 0.99 seconds faster than last year. There is a very real possibility that the 1500 WR will go this week.