Sun is going for the 1500 today

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Sun Yang won the China Nationals 200 freestyle yesterday in impressive 1:44.99, new Chinese record and almost half a second faster than Yannick Agnel’s 1:45.47 French record and world’s best this year. He won 800 freestyle in 7:44.12 last Sunday and 400 freestyle in 3:41.48 on Tuesday, also clear world leading times this year. And now he goes for the 1500, maybe aiming for Grant Hackett’s 14:34.56 world record from 2001, which he with 14:35.56 in November 2010 was less than a second from taking. It should be possible, with him improving almost a second in the 400 freestyle on Tuesday, compared to last year.

China Daily yesterday:

“I’m fully confident of tomorrow’s 1500m free. My biggest advantage to Park Tae Hwan and Zhang Lin, who are two big names in this event, is my age. I’m younger and I believe I’ll be better and better in the future”

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