Sun Yang ranked 17th on ESPN’s 3rd annual World Fame 100 list.
Fu Yuanhui’s 50m backstroke victory at this week’s Chinese Championships was despite a nagging shoulder injury.
In addition to the win by Fu (above), Sun Yang earned his 3rd victory of the meet.
Olympic champion Sun Yang was among 3 famous Chinese swimmers who made the nation’s list of ‘Most Influential Chinese Athletes’ at an award ceremony held in Beijing on Monday, November 13th.
The third day of the 13th China Student Games saw finals for the 50 back, 200 breast, 100 free, and the slower heats of the 800 free.
Day two of the 13th Republic of China Student Games featured the 400 free, 100 back, 200IM, and 4×200 free relay finals.
Sun Yang claimed his 2nd title of the National Games of China, winning the 200 free in 1:45.15. Controversial swimmer Qiu Yuhan is also making her mark in the women’s version of the event.
Li Bingjie raced her way to the top of the podium in the women’s 400m freestyle on day 2 of the National Games of China, clocking a new national record in the process.
The USA’s Chase Kalisz has a chance to win the first individual gold of this meet for the American men in tonight’s 200 IM final.
Tonight in Budapest, Etiene Medeiros won both a personal victory and a cultural victory for Brazilian women with the country’s first ever long course swimming title in a women’s event.
Nathan Adrian will be going for his first individual world title in the men’s 100 free final.
Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel will be racing in the men’s 100m freestyle semifinals, one of the most anticipated events of the championships.
Etiene Medeiros tied the 3rd fastest swim of all-time in the women’s 50 back semi-finals.
26-year-old British swimming veteran Georgia Davies took down her own 3-year-old British record tonight in the 50 back semifinals in Budapest, swimming 27.49.
Katie Ledecky is the top seed headed into tonight’s 200 freestyle battle in Budapest.