Sun Yang qualifies for National Swimming Championships
Updated: 2014-05-13 10:39
Sun Yang competes in men's 200-meter freestyle final at the Swimming National Championships in eastern China's Qingdao city, May 12, 2014. [Photo/icpress.cn]
Sun, runner-up in the event at the London Olympic Games, established the lead after the first 50m and touched the wall in 52.54 seconds after the first 100m. Sun finished the race in 1:47.69, 3.22 seconds behind his fastest time in this event.
Shang Keyuan, Sun's teammate of Zhejiang, placed second in the preliminary with 1:48.73, and Li Yusen of Henan finished the race in 1:48.78 for the third place.
Attracting more than 700 swimmers from 28 teams all across the country, the Swimming National Championships features 38 events in six days.
China's General Administration of Sports will take into account of the Games in selecting swimmers for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.