China’s Sun Swims A Stroke Closer to History

Sun Yang salutes his fans in the stands at world titles in Barcelona 2013 [Photo: Aniko Kovacs]

Two pieces of the puzzle have been put in place, and the easiest one to slot is all that is left. When China’s Sun Yang won the 800 freestyle at the World Championships, he moved a step closer to equaling what Australian distance legend Grant Hackett pulled off at the 2005 World Champs in Montreal: Sweeping the distance freestyle disciplines.

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Two pieces of the puzzle have been put in place, and the easiest one to slot is all that is left. When China’s Sun Yang won the 800 freestyle at the World Championships, he moved a step closer to equaling what Australian distance legend Grant Hackett pulled off at the 2005 World Champs in Montreal: Sweeping the distance freestyle disciplines.

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aswimfan

No, Sun yang will not equal what Hackett pulled off in 2005.

Hackett also won 200 free silver, and Hackett also broke a WR.

Belgium_kangoo

look for Jordan harrison in years to come 😉 a massive PB again and only 18 !!

Dave

Sun Yang looked so relaxed and Thorpe-ish. Both he and Harrison have that slow, incredibly long stroke that Thorpe perfected. Hmmm, I wonder what the common factor is here.

John Lohn

FYI: The article mentions Hackett’s 200 free silver and WR.

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