Sun Yang (simplified Chinese: 孙杨; traditional Chinese: 孫楊; pinyin: Sūn YŠng; born 1 December 1991 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang) is an Olympic and world-record-holding distance swimmer from China. He swam for China at the 2008 Olympics. At the 2010 Asian Games, he won the men's 1500m freestyle in an Asian Record; this swim and his two other medals at the Games were cited in his being named the Rookie of the Year at the 2010 CCTV Sports Awards. At the 2011 World Championships, Sun broke the world record in the 1500 metre freestyle, long-held by Grant Hackett and which was the longest-held world record in swimming, and the only men's swimming record to not have been beaten during the techsuit era. He won gold in the 400 m freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics, becoming the first Chinese man to win an Olympic title in swimming.