Sun Yang

Qingdao (China), March 13 (IANS) Olympic champions Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen are expected to compete at the Chinese national swimming championships next month at Qingdao, in east China’s Shandong province, officials said on Monday.

The national championships, which are scheduled for April 10-17, will also serve as the qualifier for the 13th National Games, to be held in Tianjin in August later this year, and the 2017 World Swimming Championshipss in Budapest, according to Ji Gaoshang, head of the Qingdao sports bureau, reports Xinhua news agency.

This year’s national championships will feature 42 events, up from 32 for the last edition, said Ji.

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