Sun Yang of China wins men's 1500m freestyle gold at Asian Games

08:02, November 19, 2010      

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Sun Yang of China celebrates after the men's 1500m freestyle final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 18, 2010. Sun Yang claimed the title with 14 minutes and 35.43 seconds and broke the Asian records. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Sun Yang of China narrowly missed the world record in the men's 1500m freestyle but broke the Asian record by more than 10 seconds at the Asian Games here on Thursday.


Sun Yang, 19, dominated the longest event in the pool with a time of 14:35.43, only 0.87 second behind the world record of 14:34.56 set by Australian Grant Hackett.

Sun's winning mark was more than 10 seconds faster than the previous Asian record of 14:45.84 set by his teammate Zhang Lin.

Park Taehwan of South Korea finished a distant second at 15:01.72, followed by Zhang Lin of China in the third place at 15:22.03.

Source: Xinhua

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