Wang Shun

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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.

2013-2014 Season

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.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Bronze 200 I.M. 2015 World Championships
Bronze 200 I.M. 2016 Olympic Games
Bronze 200 I.M. 2017 World Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 200 IM 1:56.28 07/27/17 2017 World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
Kosuke Hagino, Michael Phelps, Wang Shun - 200 IM podim - 2016 Rio Olympics/photo credit Simone Castrovillari Thiago Pereira, Shun Wang and Ryan Lochte following the 200IM awards at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography) (photo: Mike Lewis) (photo: Mike Lewis)

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