Sun Yang Drops 7:48 800m Freestyle, World No. 3
It is evident that Sun Yang is favoring the mid-distance events as his 200 and 400 were certainly stronger than his 800. Sun completely missed the final of the 1500m freestyle in Rio, an event he is the world record holder in with a 14:31.02 from the 2012 London Olympic Games, so it will be interesting to see what kind of performance he can put up later this week in that race.
Sun also posted a strong 49.13 to lead the semifinals of the 100m freestyle Thursday.
Watch all of his races below:
100m Freestyle Semifinal: 49.13
200m Freestyle Final: 1:44.91
400m Freestyle Final: 3:42.16