Horton seized Sun Yang 1 and attacked Sun Yang on many occasions for many years.

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 Horton seized Sun Yang 1 and attacked Sun Yang on many occasions for many years.


Since the opening of the FINA World Championship indoor swimming events, the excitement and dramatic scenes are totally different from those of the previous diving and flower-swimming events monopolized by Chinas diving team and Russias flower-swimming team. Moreover, not only the performance of athletes in the arena is full of ornamental, but also there are many stories outside the arena and on the podium, bursting out a lot of disharmonious voices.

Sun Yang, the Olympic champion of China, was twice rejected by Australian and British athletes Horton, Scott at the award ceremony after winning the championship. He shook hands and even refused to go to the podium. This topic has attracted wide attention not only in China, but also in the whole world. Western media, athletes, especially some of the public opinion in the United States, Australia and Britain, even supported Hortons practice. Many of the athletes who made this voice have international influence, including Adam Pitty, the world record holder of breaststroke in Britain, and Lily King, the winner of many Olympic gold medals in the United States. To Australias basketball player Bogut and so on.

Foreign players think

Sun Yang did not have the right to participate before the matter of refusing to inspect was settled.

So why did this happen, why did Horton and others treat Sun Yang so and contradict him? Here is a brief introduction of the reasons and the context of the matter.

The direct cause of the incident occurred on September 4, last year, when three members of the International Anti-Doping Inspection Management Corporation (IDTM), a service provider sought by the World Anti-Doping Agency, conducted an off-race drug test on Sun Yang. Sun Yang Fang (team and security personnel, etc.) questioned the other partys qualifications and did not have any after questioning the other partys qualifications. A small bottle containing urine samples was delivered accompanied by the inspectors, and a team security officer smashed the blood sample bottle with a hammer. (The original story in the Sunday Times, British media).

In a subsequent statement, Sun Yangs lawyer pointed out that IDTM staff could not provide authorization documents for the inspection, and blood and urine inspectors could not provide anti-doping inspector qualification certificates. Blood inspectors could not provide nurseslicenses, which was a completely illegal operation. In any case, the drug test for Sun Yang was not completed.

Later, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) ruled that Sun Yang had no fault in the process, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) did not buy and agree with it. In March this year, the World Anti-Doping Agency filed an appeal to the International Court of Sports Arbitration (CAS) concerning Sun Yangs refusal to prosecute. The International Court of Sports Arbitration will hold a hearing sometime in September, because the hearing will only be held in September, and the Guangzhou Swimming World Championship will start in July. Some foreign athletes believe that Sun Yang has no right to participate under the premise of the pending refusal of inspection, which has resulted in a series of comments and actions against Sun Yang.

Two-person multi-project overlap

Horton, who had few successes, kept slandering Sun Yang

This is the direct fuse of the Western media and athletesprotest against Sun Yang, but only one person who really detonated and continuously slandered Sun Yang for many years, that is, Australian swimmer Mark Horton.

Hortons main sport and Sun Yangs overlap are both medium and long distance freestyle events. His personal grievance with Sun Yang dates back to the final of the 400m Freestyle in the Rio Olympics in 2016, which is the only one in the last seven years that has beaten Sun Yang in this event. Horton, who won the championship, was unreasonable. In an interview after the game, he suddenly accused Sun Yang of having tested positive for drugs, which immediately caused a sensation. Sun Yang responded, Qing Ziqing, for everyone who comes here to participate in the Olympic Games, athletes who can stand in the Olympic arena need to be respected, there is no need to use such tricks to influence each other.

Since then, neither Horton nor anyone else has been able to beat Sun Yang in the 400-meter freestyle. From the London Olympics in 2012 to today, that was Sun Yangs only defeat.

September Judgment of the Refusal to Inspection Incident

Then the facts will return the truth to everyone.

In fact, since Sun Yang first entered the World Championship at 17 years old (Melbourne, 2007), he has won 11 World Championship gold medals and 3 Olympic gold medals, which prove that he is worthy of being the strongest in this field and has already surpassed the Australian athlete Huckett whom he once admired. In Sun Yangs career, only once had a problem in doping testing, which was found in domestic swimming events during self-examination.

It was during the National Swimming Championship in May 2014 that Sun Yang underwent an in-competition examination and found the prohibited substance trimetazidine in a bottle of urine. Because Sun Yang suffers from myocardial ischemia, he needs to be treated with the drug Wanshuangli, which contains the banned ingredient trimetazidine. The drug will be available until the end of 2013 and will not be listed as prohibited until January 1, 2014. The Chinese authorities did not update the Guidelines for AthletesUse of Drugs in time, and Sun Yang was not the sole responsibility. After the China Swimming Association informed the FINA and the International Anti-Doping Agency about the incident, it was instructed to give warning and not to impose a ban. The reason for mistaken use was also recognized. However, the Chinese Swimming Association suspended Sun Yang for three months.

It was such a thing that Horton seized and attacked Sun Yang on many occasions for many years. Together with last years refusal to inspect incident, it became the handle of Horton and other people. It is a well-known fact that Horton was not qualified to represent Australia in the Guangzhou World Championship in Australias National Election, but was elected to the delegation by the back door. And in the eyes of Horton and others, his Australian predecessor Thorpes doping violations, Holmes, Groves and other swimmers will evade three drug tests a year and be punished, etc. can be ignored or not mentioned, but only aimed at Sun Yang.

Now, what we need to do is wait for the judgment of the International Court of Sports Arbitration in September, hoping that by then the truth will be returned to everyone. Wen/our reporter Liu Ailin co-ordinated/Wang Haozhou Xinhua commented that successful people are never afraid of being picked up by others, who will only embarrass themselves! In the 2019 World Swimming Championship, after Sun Yang won the mens 400-meter and 200-meter freestyle gold medals, the defeated Horton and Scott made disrespectful acts such as refusing to go on the podium, refusing to take photos, and losing grace. There is only one champion. Winning is to win glory and losing is to lose calmly. Successful people are never afraid of picking things, pickers will only embarrass themselves! Losing a gold medal may have a chance to win back, but losing face and dignity makes it difficult to recover. Wen/Xinhua News Agency: Responsible Editor of Beijing Youth Daily: Cao Lie-e_NS1806

Now, what we need to do is wait for the judgment of the International Court of Sports Arbitration in September, hoping that by then the truth will be returned to everyone.

Wen/our reporter Liu Ailin

Overall planning/Wang Haozhou

Xinhua Rui Review

Successful people are never afraid of being picky.

The provocator will only embarrass himself!

In the 2019 World Swimming Championship, after Sun Yang won the mens 400-meter and 200-meter freestyle gold medals, the defeated Horton and Scott made disrespectful acts such as refusing to go on the podium, refusing to take photos, and losing grace. There is only one champion. Winning is to win glory and losing is to lose calmly. Successful people are never afraid of picking things, pickers will only embarrass themselves! Losing a gold medal may have a chance to win back, but losing face and dignity makes it difficult to recover. Wen/Xinhua News Agency