Sun Yang Keeps On Grinding For Tokyo 2020

Chinese swimming magnate Sun Yang has made it known he is all-in for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Speaking to the media earlier this week, Sun said he hasn’t stopped training after Rio and is seeking the ideal ending to his swimming career.

Sun solidified himself as a Chinese and international swimming super star back in 2012 when the then-20-year-old claimed individual gold medals in the 400m and 1500m freestyle events at the London Olympics.

In Rio, Sun added to his impressive medal collection, taking gold in the 200m and silver in the 400m freestyle race.

“I didn’t skip training for a single day, and will keep training hard for the Tokyo Games, and I hope to win more gold medals there for a perfect ending of my swimming career,” says the multiple gold medalist.

Sun is the most decorated Chinese swimmer in history, but his success hasn’t come without some controversy. He quietly served a 3-month doping ban back in 2014, was involved in two different warm-up pool altercations at competitions, and was also a no-show for the 1500m final at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Out of the pool, Sun was busted back in 2013 for driving without a license when the Porsche he was driving was brushed by a bus. No one was hurt, but Sun did suffer a China-imposed suspension from competition.

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mike
5 years ago

Sun is a great freestyle swimmer

Lane Four
6 years ago

Townley Haas will have plenty to say (in the pool) come 2020. Don’t count your chickens, Sun.

CASWIM
Reply to  Lane Four
6 years ago

Townley Haas is ttrash to sun

Lane Four
Reply to  CASWIM
6 years ago

Ouch. Sun, is that you? Lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

Uberfan
Reply to  Lane Four
6 years ago

With that spelling ttrash probably

Ice age swimmer
Reply to  Lane Four
6 years ago

Yes, I think Townley is going to be awesome!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Ice age swimmer
6 years ago

Townley will destroy Sun in the 200 & 400 in 2020

Uberfan
6 years ago

Grind don’t stop

Sergey v
6 years ago

I’m surprised that no one is talking about the WADA hack by fancy bear group (love the name!).

Williams sisters and Biles is just the tip of the iceberg, they said, and may release more names.

Does anyone think swimmers will be among those names?

Jay
Reply to  Sergey v
6 years ago

I hope you are rational enough to realize that the WADA hack revealed no wrong doing and no surprises. I feel sorry for Russians who can’t understand the difference between a state-led PED operation and an approved medical exemption. Don’t let yourself be a fool, Sergey.

And if you’re a Putinist propagandist get off this site.

swimdoc
Reply to  Sergey v
6 years ago

Of course, the hackers didn’t release the therapeutic use exemptions for those athletes that allowed them to take the drugs.

Jason Tillotson
6 years ago

Sun Yang did not win the 1500m in Rio. Gregorio Paltrinieri won gold. Sun Yang did win the 200m Free though.

Ragnar
6 years ago

Research next time, he was a no show for the mile, couldn’t even final.

Anonymous
Reply to  Ragnar
6 years ago

didn’t final in Rio but he was a no show at worlds in 2015. Read the article better next time.

Swimfan23
6 years ago

Won gold in the 200 yes and silver in the 400 but didn’t even make the final in the mile in Rio

Anonymous
Reply to  Swimfan23
6 years ago

He didn’t final in Rio but he was a no show at worlds in 2015 the article is correct

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