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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperSports / SwimmingSoccerBasketballVolleyballTennisGolfTrack & FieldSwimmingMotorChinaStarsEditors Pick:Brazil World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto diesLippi to be coach of Chinas national team: reportRio 2016 Olympic GamesSilk Way RallyKobe BryantJust in:China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualification10:31Gremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coach10:12Spanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico Nacional09:59Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions League09:23Guoan swoops for Lucas08:41NBAs Shoemaker ending China stint08:41Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics07:58David Shoemaker to step down after seven years as NBA China CEO14:46Former Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in Brazil10:42Paraguay part ways with coach Arce10:28new srcMarquee(“ScrollMe”,0,1,808,30,30,3000,3000,30)Super duo disappoint as Hagino steals 200m freestyleBy Sun Xiaochen (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2014-09-21 21:28Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallIncheon, South Korea – Sun Yang injured his left hand while Park Tae-hwan lost the gold medal he should have won.The super duo, who were supposed to dominate the 200m freestyle final at the Incheon Asian Games, became fellow sufferers on Sunday evening when Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino benefited from their tussle to stun the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center by stealing the gold medal in one minute 44.28 seconds.Sun walked past the press mixed zone in disappointment and anger after the race without stopping after finishing 0.05 sec behind Hagino.Sun also left the post-race press conference prematurely after taking only one question, citing that he had to treat the injury to his left hand that he suffered in the finish.Suns reaction following the loss drew complaints from Chinese media.”It seems that he just couldnt afford the loss and he tried to avoid facing the media. He kind of escaped,” said Tao Ye, a reporter with sohu.com.The media hype and high expectation for the heavyweight clash between Sun and Park made the atmosphere extremely intense in the natatorium, which was named after Park.Sun admitted that hed paid too much attention to outperforming Park while neglecting Hagino, who came up from behind strongly in the last 50m leg.”My performance in the first 150m was good but I wasnt as fast as I was supposed to be in the last leg,” the 23-year-old Sun said after the race.”Id just returned to systematic training for a short period of time. Though Ive made progress in speed, my aerobatic endurance especially for the last-leg sprint hasnt recovered to maximum. I also have to work on my finishing skills.”Park finished third in 1:45.85 in what is considered his strong event, which he won at both the 2006 Doha and 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, missing out on the triple-crown achievement in front of thousands of cheering local fans.Still, the local favorite appeared unfazed at the press conference, where he shook hands with Sun before his opponent left midway.”I am very sorry that I did not manage to meet our goal,” Park said.”Its true that it was very burdensome. I have the swimming pool named after me and there were many people talking about the triple-crown, winning three Asian Games in a row. I also wanted to do that, but its very difficult to do that.”Hagino, who was runner-up at the 400m freestyle at the 2013 World Championships, proved again that hes more than just a flash in the pan.Still, the 20-year-old remains modest.”I thought before the race that this would be the two-giant race and I didnt expect to win. I tried to be a good challenger to them. I tried to break my personal record. I was surprised to win.”If Park and Sun had competed at their best, I couldnt have won tonight. I tried to catch them as much as possible. Certainly this win gives me some confidence but I am still behind them.”Contact the writer at sunxiaochen@chinadaily.com.cn 8.03KRelated StoriesChinas Sun Yang tests water in archrival Park Tae-hwans poolChinese swimmer Sun Yang holds first practiceChina wins gold in synchronized swimming duets at Games17th Asian Games open in Incheon, South KoreaChina trio win 1st gold at Incheon Asian GamesPhotoPyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay kicks offTokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic GamesFed Express eclipses his old foe Rafa againChinese sprinter Su Bingtian and wife hold wedding ceremony in hometownLi Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan OpenPlayer party held for 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenMost PopularWhats HotChina trio win 1st gold at Incheon Asian GamesHighlightsLi Na in picturesSouth Korean pop stars to shine Asian GamesSea lion in Seoul cheers for the home teamIn pics: Athletes Village of 17th Asian GamesSpecialLi Na retires from tennis17th Asian GamesUS OpenNanjing Youth Olympics…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. 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