Sun Yang wins 1,500 freestyle

Updated: August 4, 2012, 3:29 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Sun Yang of China broke his own world record to win the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the London Olympics on Saturday.

Sun clocked 14:31.02 seconds in the marathon-like race, slicing 3.12 seconds off his mark from last year's world championships in Shanghai.

Ryan Cochrane of Canada touched in 14:39.63 to take the silver medal and defending champion Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia finished in 14:40.31 to take bronze.


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