Sun Yang had been labeled China's "bad boy" of swimming for a number of out-of-pool scandals, but the young star says he has learned a lot from the ups and downs and is ready to embark on a new phase of his career.
Chinese swimming star Sun Yang and his South Korean counterpart Park Taehwan always appear as hostile rivals in TV commercials and newspaper headlines but in reality they share respect and admiration.
Having the unique opportunity to effectively bring more attention to the sport of tennis in China and all over Asia is something I will cherish forever. But in sport, just like in life, all great things must come to an end.
The head coach of China's all-conquering men's table tennis team has warned Olympic and world singles champion Zhang Jike to knuckle down at the Asian Games or risk throwing away his chance to defend his gold medal at the Rio Games.