Will Yang: the Olympic swim hopeful bridging the gap between Australia and China | Nicole Jeffery

<div><p>After surgery on a tumour in his spine and despite recent ructions in the pool the powerhouse is fully focused on reaching Paris </p><p>If anyone bridges the sometimes troubled sporting relationship between Australia and China, it is Paris Olympic hopeful Will Yang.</p><p>Born in Australia as Yang Xu, the son of successful Chinese businessman Yang Qingquan, he returned to China with his parents at the age of four and lived in Guangzhou, where he learned to swim, before coming back to Sydney at 11 to finish school at Knox Grammar, where he became known as William Xu Yang.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/may/11/will-yang-the-olympic-swim-hopeful-bridging-the-divide-between-australia-and-china">Continue reading...</a></div>

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After surgery on a tumour in his spine and despite recent ructions in the pool the powerhouse is fully focused on reaching Paris

If anyone bridges the sometimes troubled sporting relationship between Australia and China, it is Paris Olympic hopeful Will Yang.

Born in Australia as Yang Xu, the son of successful Chinese businessman Yang Qingquan, he returned to China with his parents at the age of four and lived in Guangzhou, where he learned to swim, before coming back to Sydney at 11 to finish school at Knox Grammar, where he became known as William Xu Yang.

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