Ouch, Sun Yang managed a 3:40.29 in the 400 meter free at the Chinese long course championships this evening, breaking Zhang Lin’s Asian record of 3:41.35 from the 2009 Rome super suit World Championships. This is the 3rd fastest 400 in history, only behind Paul Biedermann’s 3:40.07 from Rome 2009, and Ian Thorpe’s 3:40.08 from the Commonwealth Games. Sun Yang ‘only’ managed a 3:43.24 at the World Championships in Shanghai in July, behind Tae-Hwan Park’s 3:42.04. Must have been a good holiday. Read SwimmingWorld Magazine.
Here is SwimmingWorld Magazine’s rundown of his accomplishment today and in the 200 yesterday:
Here is his also impressive 1:45.53 win in the 200 freestyle yesterday, courtesy of CCTV: