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Chinese University Games: Sun Yang Races to 400 Free Win Among Controversy; Squad Takes Silver in Relay -- September 13, 2012

TIANJIN, China, September 13. SUN Yang, a four-time Olympic medalist from London, continued to reign supreme at the Chinese University Games with his second gold medal in as many days. Sun, who has had to fight through a media controversy regarding the attention he has brought to the meet, has remained focused when in the pool.

After clocking a 3:55.53 in prelims of the 400 free, he earned the men's 400 free title this evening with a 3:47.23. He then was a member of Zhejiang University's runner-up squad in the men's 800 free relay that posted a 7:24.78. Yesterday, Sun earned his first gold medal of the meet with a 1:47.15 in the 200 free. Sun is entered in six events this week, having completed three already. He still has two relays and the 800 freestyle event to come.

Qi Liyun finished second in the 400 free to Sun with a 3:50.71, while Zhong Guixu wound up thir din 3:52.66. In the relay this evening, Shanghai won in 7:21.32, while host Tianjin finished third in 7:25.09.


Zhang Fenglin captured the men's 200 IM title in 2:00.21, downing the meet record in the process. Li Xiang took a close second in 2:00.34, while Yang Yin earned third in 2:00.93. Fuyuan Hui claimed the women's 100 back title in 1:00.35, also under the meet record. Zhou Yanxin placed second in 1:01.73, while Luan Xiaoxuan took third in 1:01.75.

Cheng Feiyi snared the men's 100 back crown in 54.32 with Lin Yongqing finishing second in 56.17. Sun Xiaolei turned in a third-place time of 56.30. Chan Qian won the women's 400 free with an unreported time, while Li Xuanxu and Harth Nan took second and third in the event with unreported times as well. Shanghai swept the relays this evening as it won the women's 800 free relay in 8:02.40. Tianjin took second in 8:03.56, while Jangsu placed third in 8:09.71.


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Sun Yang celebrates after winning the men's 400m freestyle finals during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre
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