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Sun shatters oldest world record in swimming


Sun shatters oldest world record in swimming


The swimming world championships ended with a bang Sunday when Chinese teenager Sun Yang broke swimming’s oldest world record in Shanghai.

The 19 year old produced a stunning performance to outclass his opponents and shatter Grant Hackett’s 10-year mark in the men’s 1500m.

Meanwhile, America’s Ryan Lochte picked up his fifth gold of the championships when he claimed the men’s 400m individual medley.

The 26-year-old, who was named the male swimmer of the meeting for his performances edged out fellow countryman Tyler Clary and Japan’s Yuya Horihata to secure the win.

The United States then defeated Australia to clinch the 4×100m medley while Sweden’s Therese Alshammar kept her composure to secure the women’s 50m freestyle ahead of dutch swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo and compatriot Marleen Veldhuis.

And in the women’s 50m breastroke, America’s Jessica Hardy made a successful return to the world stage with a convincing win over defending champion Yuliya Efimova of Russia.

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