Sun Yang

Quick Facts

Full NameSun Yang
Date of BirthDecember 1, 1991 (age 32)
Place of BirthHangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight89 kg (196 lb)
NicknamesUnderwater Meteor, Sun Mengmeng (孙萌萌), Da Bai (大白)
Net Worth$5 Million approx
ClubZhejiang Swimming Team
Medal Record– Olympic Games: Three-time gold medalist – World Championships: Eleven-time gold medalist – Most decorated Chinese swimmer in history
Notable AchievementFirst Chinese athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in men’s swimming – First male swimmer to earn Olympic and World Championship gold medals at every freestyle distance from 200 to 1500 meters
ControversySun was banned for eight years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for tampering with the doping control process. The ban was later reduced to four years and three months after a retrial.
Early Life– Born on December 1, 1991, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China – Named after his parents’ surnames – Comes from an athletic family with his father being a former basketball player and his mother a former volleyball player and sports coach

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