Sun Yang Ranks 5th in World With 1500 Free Swim in China

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Sun Yang moved to fifth in the world in the men’s 1500-meter free at the Chinese National Championships.

Sun clocked a time of 15:00.73 for the win as he punched his ticket in the event to the World Championships. Wang Kecheng took second in the 1500 free with a time of 15:11.73.

Huang Chaosheng touched out Yang Zhixian in the men’s 400-meter IM, 4:12.89 to 4:13.19. That put the two into third and fourth in the world with only Kosuke Hagino (4:08.54) and Daiya Seto (4:10.97) having faster times this year.

Olympic gold medalist Ye Shiwen claimed the women’s 400-meter IM crown in 4:36.58 to jump to fourth in the world rankings.  Only Aimee Willmott (4:35.74), Sakiko Shimizu (4:36.12) and Mireia Belmonte (4:36.14) have been faster this year. Zhou Min placed second in 4:44.36 with Wang Xinyan earning third in 4:44.60.

Xu Jiayu swept the backstroke events with a 25.15 in the men’s 50-meter back for the win.  Hu Yixuan took second in 25.55 with He Jianbin earning third in 25.61.

Liu Xiang topped the women’s 50-meter free in 25.00 with Zhu Menghui taking second in 25.15.  Chen Xinyi turned in a third-place 25.29. Shi Jinglin also won the women’s 50-meter breast in 31.37.