Sun Yang (born December 1, 1991) is a professional swimmer from China. He represents his country in major sports events like the Olympics and in other national events. Till now he has won many swimming championships and Olympic gold medals.
In freestyle swimming, he has won gold in every event from 200-1500 m and he is the first male swimmer to do so.
This sportsperson is famous for his controversies. In the year 2014, he got banned from any business-related endorsement or promotion, which later got lifted because of his good behavior.
On 28th February news came that he got banned from swimming for a period of 8 years as failed in a dope test. He will not come into Tokyo games 2020 also.
Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education
In a famous Chinese sports family, Sun Yang took birth in the year 1991 (age 28 years, as in 2019) in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. His father Sun Quanhong is a famous basketball player whereas his mother Yang Ming is a former volleyball player.
The champion swimmer celebrates his birthday on 1st December. He has no siblings and is the only child of his parents.
He is a well-educated athlete. After completing his schooling from a local school he attended Zhejiang University and did his graduation.
As he got graduated he took admission to Soochow University and did his masters. He has done a doctorate in kinesiology from Shanghai University of Sport.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & Appearance
The swimmer has a muscular built. He has a tall and flexible body, all thanks to his daily swimming practice sessions. Sun Yang’s 2 m (6 feet 7 inches) tall height helps him in swimming fast and has helped him in winning many medals.
Being a professional player he has to take care of his health very well. The guy is very conscious about his daily intake because without proper energy he can’t do well in his sport.
Yang is quite popular among Chinese girls and also promotes many brands. He has black eyes and short black hair. There is no tattoo on his body also.
Personal Life, Girlfriend & Affairs
The Champion swimmer is very secretive about his personal life. He does not disclose much about his life. In the year 2010, he got spotted with a lady whose name is not available.
According to sources she used to work as a flight attendant. Sun Yang met her during his flight after which they both got closer to each other and started dating. The news also says that the girl is around 5 years older than him.
Sun got so much obsessed with her that he made a statement in which he said that he cares about his people and also requested media not to interfere in his personal matter. Few of their images also got viral.
Yang is not active on social media and we have not found his activity on any social media platform.
Some Lesser Known Facts about Sun Yang
|Real Full Birth Name||Sun Yang.|
|Famous as||Swimming champion.|
|Age (As of 2019)||28 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1 December 1991.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Sagittarius.|
|House Location||Zhejiang, China.
|Height (Tall)||Meters: 2 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 81 Kg.
|Shoe Size (UK)||13.|
|Parents||Father: Sun Quanhong.
Mother: Yang Ming.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|School||Local High school.|
|Alma Mater||1. Zhejiang University.
2. Soochow University.
3. Shanghai University of Sport.
|Net worth||$ 21 million USD (As in 2020).|
Swimming Career & Net worth
In the year 2007, he debuted in professional swimming. He was only 16 years old at that time. He participated in 1500 m, 400 m & 200m but failed to rank in top places. This time earned the experience that how to compete in national events.
Again in 2009 Sun Yang competed in 1500 m freestyle and won his first gold medal. He also participated in the 2010 Asian games. In this event, he won a gold medal in 1500 m and 2 silver medals in 400m and 200m.
In 2012, Olympics he became everyone’s favourite and in 400 m he won the gold and became the first-ever Chinese swimmer to win a gold medal in the Olympics. He also won a silver medal in 200 m.
After this, his performance got improved every time during competitions. In the World Championship of 2013, he won two gold medals in 400 m and 1 in 800 m.
He has also worked for magazines and has appeared on the front pages of Chinese fashion magazines. Sun Yang has gathered a net worth of $21 million US dollars, as in 2020.
When the year 2014, dope test got conducted, Sun failed the test and his test showed positive remarks. Sun Yang was consuming medicine that is banned by the WADA.
When he got questioned then he said that he was not aware that the medicine is recently got added to the banned substances and he also told that a doctor prescribed him that medicine to treat heart palpitations.
Like many other clean swimmers, I have raced against Sun Yang and “lost”. Drug cheats have no place in sport and we need the governing bodies to reconsider the damage he has done to our great sport – and to the results / careers of many other clean swimmers #time4change
— Chad Le Clos (@chadleclos) February 28, 2020
In the year 2020 dope test got conducted and again he failed to clear the test. Now this time he got banned for a period of 8 years by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency). Many other swimmers made comments on him by calling him a “Drug Cheat”.
Chad Le Clos made a Tweet on this matter on 28th February and said that the regulatory bodies must do something about such cheaters and should also reconsider the damage that such players do to the sport and to the careers of the other players.
- Sun Yang is the first Chinese swimmer to win any gold medal in Olympics.
- In his career, he has won 22 gold medals.
- He got detained by the police in 2013 for 7 days and also got fined because he was found driving without a license and also caused the accident.
- He is a fan of Chinese swimmer Zhang Lin.
- His journey started when a teacher spotted his sports skills.
- Sun is also a very good basketball player which he used to play in school days.
- Yang has a World Record for 1500 m freestyle swimming.
- There are chances that he will not play in the coming future because 8 years ban is like a life-long ban.