China’s Sun Yang with his 1,500m freestyle gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: EPA China’s Sun Yang with his 1,500m freestyle gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: EPA
China’s Sun Yang with his 1,500m freestyle gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: EPA
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On this day: Sun Yang smashes 1,500m world record at London 2012 after false start drama

  • Chinese star crushes his previous best by 3.12 seconds to become his country’s first male Olympic swimming champion
  • Eight years on, the 14:31.02 time looks untouchable as Sun’s legacy remains in question over CAS ban

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China’s Sun Yang with his 1,500m freestyle gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: EPA China’s Sun Yang with his 1,500m freestyle gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: EPA
China’s Sun Yang with his 1,500m freestyle gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: EPA
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