Wang Shun is a versatile Chinese swimmer, specializing in the medley events. At 18 years old, he made his Olympic debut in London, then four years later he won a bronze medal in Rio.
Wang began swimming at the age of six and 10 years later he represented China for the first time at the Asian Games where he earned a silver medal in the 200 meter individual medley.
He currently trains under Zhu Zhigen at the Zhejiang swimming team while studying Business Administration at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
2012 London Olympic Games
In his Olympic debut at 18-years-old, Wang finished 22nd in the 200 meter individual medley in 2:00.85.
At the 2013 Chinese Nationals, Wang broke the national record in the 400 meter individual medley in 4:09.10. A year later at his second Asian Games, he won a bronze medal in the 200 meter individual medley in 1:59.10.
2015 FINA World Championships
In Kazan, Wang won his first World Championship medal when he finished third in the 200 meter individual medley. He finished behind USA’s Ryan Lochte and Brazil’s Thiago Pereira in a personal best time and Chinese Record of 1:56.81.
2016 Rio Olympic Games
In Rio, Wang became the first Chinese swimmer to earn an Olympic medal in the 200 meter individual medley when he won a bronze medal. He finished in 1:57.05 behind USA’s Michael Phelps and Japan’s Kosuke Hagino. He also swam the 400 meter medley were he finished 10th in 4:14.46.
2017 World Championships
Wang picked up a bronze in the 200 IM again touching in 1:56.28 behind USA’s Chase Kalisz and Japan’s Kosuke Hagino. He stormed back in 27.89, the fastest freestyle split in the field.
2018 Asian Games
Wang won a hat trick of medals on Jakarta, including gold in the 200 IM (1:56.52), bronze in the 400 IM (4:12.31), and silver in the men’s 4×200 free relay, where he split 1:46.53 on the third leg.
2018 Short Course World Championships
Wang won the gold medal in the 200 IM (personal best 1:51.01) and finished seventh in the 100 IM (51.95).
Wang picked up a bronze medal as a part of the 4×200 freestyle relay.