Asian Games 2014 Swimming Competition Promises Drama

China and South Korea are the two big names in swimming when it comes to the Asian Games competition.

updated: September 19, 2014 20:52 IST
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Sun Yang
Sun Yang holds the world record in the 1,500 metres freestyle competition and won the event at the Asian Games four years ago in Guangzhou, China.


Incheon: What promises to be a dramatic showdown between China's Olympic gold champion Sun Yang and his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, is set to heat up the Asian Games swimming program.

It's the biggest rivalry in Asian swimming, possibly one of the biggest of the games, and some taunting from Sun has likely intensified the competition.

The 22-year-old Sun brings the 200, 400, and 1,500-meter freestyle world titles he won last year to Incheon, along with the two golds, one silver and one bronze won at the 2012 London Olympics, where he became the first Chinese man to win an individual Olympic swimming gold.

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