6.6 feet tall China’s Sun Yang has won gold in 1,500m freestyle in London 2012 Swimming. His win came rather easily
Chinese swimmers are giving tough fight to American swimmers in the London Olympics 2012. Though they have not been able to prevent numerous gold medals for the United States swimming teams, nonetheless they have impressed the whole world by the quality of their swimming and their determination. They have won around 10 medals including five gold medals in swimming in the last eight days during London Olympics.
United States on the other hand has won as many as thirty medals including 16 gold medals in London Olympics in swimming alone.
Now China has also won another Olympic gold in the 1,500 meters freestyle on Saturday when Chinese top swimmer Sun Yang won it lopping a massive three seconds off his own world record. The 20-year-old star stayed a body length ahead of the world record for most of the 30 lengths, winning in 14 minutes, 31.02 seconds.
He is among the best swimmer in his class. The 6’6 Sun Yang is a giant of Chinese swimming, literally and figuratively, and he was clearly not laboring as hard as much of his competition throughout most of this race. Ryan Cochrane of Canada, the Beijing bronze medalist, staved off defending champion Oussame Mellouli of Tunisia to take the silver in 14:39.63.