UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
More Sports

Sun Yang wins gold in 200m freestyle at Asian championships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Chinese swimmer Sun Yang picked up where he left off at the London Olympics by winning his first gold medal at the Asian championships on Thursday.

Sun's victory in the 200-meter freestyle marked a night in which China dominated in the pool, winning eight of the 10 races. The only swimmers to break China's dominance was Chang Guy-cheol of South Korea, the 2010 Youth Olympic champion who won the 100 butterfly and Hiroko Makino of Japan, who won the women's 400.

Sun won the 200 in a championship-record 1 minute, 45.49 seconds, 4.18 seconds faster than teammate Hao Yun.

Also, Olympic bronze medalist Tang Yi won the 100 free while Wang Shun won the men's 400 in a championship record time of 4:16.59.

Sun, who won two golds, a silver and bronze in London and broke his own 1,500 world record, is also targeting gold in the 400 and 50 in Dubai.

Sun is the biggest name at the competition traditionally dominated by Chinese swimmers. This year, Japan and South Korea didn't send their top swimmers.

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again