Analysis M800m Freestyle: Sun Rises To Match Hackett’s Seven-Golds Tally

Sun Yang and Gregorio Paltrinieri after the 800m final - by Patrick B. Kraemer

All-time top 10s at every level were shuffled by the podium at the end of the 800m freestyle at the World Championships in Kazan, Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) and Mack Horton (AUS) and Sun Yang (CHN) making an impact; Sun’s win drew him level with Grant Hackett (AUS) on the count of gold medals in distance freestyle events, each with 7 titles

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All-time top 10s at every level were shuffled by the podium at the end of the 800m freestyle at the World Championships in Kazan, Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) and Mack Horton (AUS) and Sun Yang (CHN) making an impact; Sun’s win drew him level with Grant Hackett (AUS) on the count of gold medals in distance freestyle events, each with 7 titles

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