Sun Yang records personal fastest 1,500m freestyle in four years
Sun Yang (C), Ji Xinjie (L) and Cheng Long (R) pose at the award ceremony of the Chinese Swimming National Championships, March 31, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]
QINGDAO - Olympic champion Sun Yang fired off his personal-best 1,500m freestyle in four years and collected his fourth title on the last day of the Chinese Swimming National Championships here on Sunday.
Sun, who stormed three world-best time this season in 200m, 400m and 800m, led the field to win the the 1,500m freestyle in 14 minutes 55.00 seconds, his personal-best since 2015.
Ji Xinjie came to second in 15:03.38 and Cheng Long third in 15:10.80.
"It was the event I felt the most satisfied among all the four events I have competed. I beat the barrier of 15-minute and clocked my best time in four years since I changed my focus to the middle distance after 2012 Olympic Games," said the 27-year-old, the eldest one at the meet.
"I was so excited and happy because I found back my endurance for this marathon event and felt more confident in the mid-long distance events," Sun said.