Hangzhou sports school hailed as cradle of Chinese swimming champions

Chen Jinglun Sports School, which is hailed as the cradle of Chinese swimming champions, once again attracted a great number of young swimming athletes this summer after one of its graduates, Sun Yang, won 2 medals at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

Chen Jinglun Sports School, located in Hangzhou in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, was established in 1955. The school has cultivated many Olympic swimming champions, including Luo Xuejuan and Ye Shiwen. Sun Yang, another graduate of the school, has won a total of 12 world championships and ranks second in the world after U.S. athlete Michael Phelps in terms of the number of gold medals in world-class competitions.


About 1,300 students have been enrolled this year, 250 of whom will be selected to join the professional team after three rounds of training.

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