China’s Sun Yang set for four events in Kazan world championships

0

China’s controversial Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang will probably compete in four events at the world championships starting in Russia this week, a report said Monday, a year after a secret three-month doping ban.

Sun, a triple gold medalist at the 2013 Barcelona worlds, is expected to line up in the 200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle at the Kazan World Championships, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Despite being a national sporting hero, Sun has had several brushes with authority and earned a wild reputation.

China belatedly revealed in November that Sun served a three-month doping ban before last year’s Asian Games.

The 1,500 meter world record-holder won three gold medals in Incheon in September after serving the previously unannounced ban. The failure was blamed on medicine for heart palpitations.

The 23-year-old was also banned from swimming for six months and briefly jailed for driving without a license in 2013, which was discovered after his Porsche was hit by a bus.

Read The China PostPhoto by KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of Korea

Advertisements

About Author

Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.