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China's swimmers arrive in South Korea

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09-17-2014 16:55 BJT

Full coverage: 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

The Chinese National Swimming team arrived at Incheon International Airport yesterday for the upcoming 17th Asian Games. And the story creating the biggest splash in the pool is the expected battle between China's Sun Yang and South Korean star Park Tae-Hwan which has already received a fair bit of attention.

China, who named a 61-member swimming squad, is again expected to dominate the medals after scooping up the lion

China, who named a 61-member swimming squad, is again expected to dominate the medals after scooping up the lion's share of the golds on offer at the last Asian Games, but face stiff competition from Japan and South Korea.

Led by Olympic gold medalists Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen, a 61-member Chinese team arrived. Besides the Olympic champions, the rookies such as Xu Jaiyu and Ning Ze are also included. The heats for the swimming section of the Asian Games are to kick off on Sunday. Sun Yang, who won the 400 and 1,500 meter freestyle at the 2012 London Games, is adding the 200m to his program for Incheon, setting the stage for a titanic battle with South Korean star Park Tae-Hwan.

"We are very friendly to each other, and we can be good friends. I want to say thanks to both the Chinese media and South Korean media. They have given us a lot of attention. I will try my best to give an excellent performance," Sun Yang said.

On the women

On the women's side, Ye Shiwen, who won the women's medley double at London, is also trying to get back to her best.

China, who named a 61-member swimming squad, is again expected to dominate the medals after scooping up the lion

China, who named a 61-member swimming squad, is again expected to dominate the medals after scooping up the lion's share of the golds on offer at the last Asian Games, but face stiff competition from Japan and South Korea.

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