Pulse.ng logo
Go

Sun Yang Tired superstar flops as Detti wins 800m freestyle world gold

Detti touched the wall at seven minutes, 40.77 seconds with Wojciech Wojdak of Poland claiming silver at 0.96.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
Italy's Gabriele Detti celebrates after winning the men's 800m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 26, 2017 play

Italy's Gabriele Detti celebrates after winning the men's 800m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 26, 2017

(AFP)

Chinese superstar Sun Yang flopped to a disappointing fifth place in the men's 800m freestyle final at the world championships on Wednesday as Italy's Gabriele Detti claimed a surprise victory.

Detti touched the wall at seven minutes, 40.77 seconds with Wojciech Wojdak of Poland claiming silver at 0.96 back and Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri earning bronze at 1.67.

Sun, the gold medallist in the event at the each of the last three world championships, produced an uncharacteristically poor performance to finish 8.10 off Detti's pace.

The 25-year-old Sun, who has already won 200m and 400m golds in Budapest, put his poor display down to tiredness.

"I was too tired towards the end, my arms and legs were very tired," he complained.

"I wanted to test my limits during all the events, but the 200m and 400m took a lot out of me. The competition is very high in those events."

"I spent 70 percent of my energy on the 200m and 400m and I didn't have enough left."

"When I go back home, I will reflect on whether to keep doing the 800m," he admitted.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.

X
Advertisement