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Medal machine - Sun Yang.
Sun named China’s athlete of the year

30 Dec 2017
Beijing, China, December 30, 2017: Powerhouse swimmer Sun Yang has been named Chinese Athlete of the Year by the Xinhua News Agency. Sun, 26, won the men's 200m freestyle title at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest and added a third consecutive title in his strongest event, the 400m freestyle. He also won six gold medals plus one silver in the 13th Chinese National Games in Tianjin.

Xinhua compiled their top 10 athletes of the year and Sun was followed by: Gong Lijiao (shot put), Feng Shanshan (golf), Zhu Ting (volleyball), Xu Jiayu (swimming), Ding Ning (table tennis), Sui Wenjing/Han Cong (figure skating), Shi Tingmao (diving), Xiao Ruoteng (gymnastics) and Luo Jing (mountaineering).

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