Sun Yang takes Olympic gold in 200m freestyle

Sun Yang takes Olympic gold in 200m freestyle

Sun Yang

Sun Yang of China won gold in the men’s 200m freestyle on Monday night, though South Africa’s Chad le Clos led under world record pace for much of the race.

Sun clocked one minute, 44.65 seconds, while le Clos’ 1:45.20 was good enough for silver.

Team USA’s Conor Dwyer won the bronze with 1:45.23, a personal best. Fellow American Townley Haas finished fifth with a time of 1:45.58.

James Guy of Great Britain, the 2015 World champion, finished fourth.

Paul Biedermann’s world record, set at the height of the rubberized supersuit era at the 2009 World Championships, was again untouchable at 1:42.00. Beidermann finished sixth with 1:45.84.

Neither 2012 Olympic champion Yannick Agnel of France nor co-silver medalist Park Tae Hwan of South Korea advanced out of the preliminary heats. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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