Chinese swimmer Sun Yang storms into World semis

Kazan (Russia), Aug 3 (IANS) Chinese swimming star Sun Yang eased into the men’s 200 metres freestyle semifinal at the World Championships here on Monday.

Sun led the overall rankings of the preliminary with one minute and 46.00 seconds, 0.1 second faster than British Jame Guy, who trailed him to take a silver in the 400m free final. German Olympic champion Paul Biedermann came third in 1:46.20, reports Xinhua.

The semifinals will be held later on Monday.

China’s Fu Yuanhui and Chen Jie made the women’s 100m backstroke semis while the preliminary was led by Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu in 58.78.

Russia’s Yuliya Efimova ranked first in the women’s 100m breaststroke heats with 1:06.31 and China’s Shi Jinglin was second in 1:06.45.

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