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Nathan Adrian

Sun Yang is no-show for 1,500 free final at worlds

No sooner had Sun Yang returned to the top of the podium with two victories at the world swimming championships than the Chinese star was enveloped in mystery. Sun failed to show up for the 1,500-meter freestyle final Sunday night, creating chaos in the call room minutes before the race in which he was the two-time defending champion. The 23-year-old swimmer later said a heart problem caused him to vanish. Sun couldn't be found by the judges, and Lane 3 remained empty while Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy won. "Today I came here and during the warmup in the pool, I feel uncomfortable in the heart so I have to give up competition," Sun said through a translator at a news...

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