Sun Yang had earlier thrown down the gauntlet to Mack Horton, calling himself “king” of 1,500 metres. Photo: Reuters

China’s ‘king’ Sun Yang fails to make 1,500m freestyle final due to fever and cold

The Chinese swimming champion clocked more than 15 seconds behind Australian rival Mack Horton in the heat

Topic |   Rio Olympics 2016

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Sun Yang had earlier thrown down the gauntlet to Mack Horton, calling himself “king” of 1,500 metres. Photo: Reuters
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