Sun Yang qualifies fastest for 200m freestyle final
RIO DE JANEIRO - China's Sun Yang qualified fastest for the men's 200m freestyle final at the Rio Olympics, easily winning his semifinal on Sunday.
The 24-year-old clocked 1 minute 44.63 seconds, 0.82sec ahead of Japan's Kosuke Hagino at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. The USA's Conor Dwyer was third in 1:45.55.
Sun is a two-time Olympic gold medallist, having won the 400m and 1500m freestyle titles at the London 2012 Games.
Sun Yang of China celebrates after the men's 200m freestyle semifinal at the Swimming events of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 7 2016.