Sun Yang

1991 - Today

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Sun Yang (Chinese: 孙杨; Mandarin pronunciation: [swə́n.jǎŋ]; born 1 December 1991) is a Chinese Olympic and world-record-holding competitive swimmer. In 2012, Sun became the first Chinese athlete to win an Olympic swimming gold medal. Sun is the first male swimmer in history to earn Olympic and World Championship gold medals at every freestyle distance from 200 to 1500 metres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sun Yang has received more than 1,274,031 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Sun Yang is the 72nd most popular swimmer, the 833rd most popular biography from China (down from 714th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Swimmer.

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  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among swimmers, Sun Yang ranks 72 out of 392Before him are Jack Medica, Ada Kok, Mike Burton, Felipe Muñoz, Andrea Pollack, and Chris von Saltza. After him are Eleanor Garatti, Jim Montgomery, Ethel Lackie, Krisztina Egerszegi, César Cielo, and John Devitt.

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Among people born in 1991, Sun Yang ranks 82Before him are Marine Vacth, Toby Regbo, Esteban Gutiérrez, Jamie Lynn Spears, Richard Harmon, and Karol G. After him are Choi Min-ho, Park So-dam, Eliaquim Mangala, Juan Jesus, Caster Semenya, and Austin Butler.

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In China

Among people born in China, Sun Yang ranks 833 out of 1,186Before him are Ruth Graham (1920), Zhai Zhigang (1966), Ma Long (1988), Fei Junlong (1965), Chen Kun (1976), and Hu Jia (1973). After him are Nie Haisheng (1964), Jing Haipeng (1966), Chen Guangcheng (1971), Wang Yibo (1997), Wei Wei (1963), and Diao Yinan (1969).

Among SWIMMERS In China

Among swimmers born in China, Sun Yang ranks 1After him are Le Jingyi (1975), Ye Shiwen (1996), Liu Zige (1989), Jiao Liuyang (1991), Luo Xuejuan (1984), Zhang Lin (1987), Ning Zetao (1993), Fu Yuanhui (1996), Pang Jiaying (1985), Xu Jiayu (1995), and Lu Ying (1989).