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Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 11:48

Chinese swimmers make splash with medals of all colors

By Agencies

Sun Yang of China has defied those who complained about his doping past by winning gold in the men's 200-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics.

Yang rallied from his customarily slow start to pass South Africa's Chas le Clos and hold off American Conor Dwyer, touching the wall in 1 minute, 44.65 seconds.

After Sun makes sweet revenge in the freestyle discipline, Fu Yuanhui tied for bronze in the women's 100 backstroke final.

China's medal haul did not finish as Xu Jiayu won a stunning silver in the men's 100m backstroke minutes later.

Chinese swimmers make splash with medals of all colors
China's Sun Yang celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Aug 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Chinese swimmers make splash with medals of all colors
Hungary's Katinka Hosszu (2nd right) celebrates with silver medallist USA's Kathleen Baker (right) and equal bronze medallists Canada's Kylie Masse (2nd left) and Chinese's Fu Yuanhui on the podium after she won the Women's 100m Backstroke Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug 8, 2016. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)

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