Australian coach: Sun Yang is also a person. How many times can you bear such insults?

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 Australian coach: Sun Yang is also a person. How many times can you bear such insults?


At the ongoing Guangzhou World Swimming Championship, Australian swimmer Horton, runner-up of the mens 400m freestyle, refused to join champion Sun Yang on the podium. Dennis said he felt sad and angry after seeing some accusations against Chinas Olympic champions. He said it was an insult to his senior coach.

I had a great time with him (Sun Yang) in training. If you think Im going to work with a cheater, that means people dont know me. Its an insult. Dennis told the newspaper in Kwangju, South Korea.

What is the definition of illegal drug cheating? A person who cant be tested? If thats the definition, there are cheaters on the Australian team. When I was in the team, some people occasionally failed to pass the test, but in the end, it was no fault. I never call them cheaters. Dennis said.

Hortons teammate Thomas Fraser-Holmes, who will join him in the relay on the 26th, missed three drug tests in a year and was banned by FINA for 12 months, the Australian newspaper said. Another Australian athlete, Madeleine Groves, who was not in South Korea, also accused Sun Yang of missing two drug tests, but escaped FINAs punishment because the drug inspectors failed to find her due diligence and she did not miss the third subsequent drug test.

Earlier, Sun Yang was exposed by the media that he did not cooperate with doping testing last year. However, due to many irregularities in the inspection process, the FINA Anti-Doping Court gave Sun Yang a verdict without fault. However, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) challenged the decision of FINA and has asked the International Court of Sports Arbitration (CAS) to hold a hearing to re-accept the matter.

The Australian newspaper reported that some Australian athletes thought Sun Yang should not participate in the World Championship, but Tony Nolan, a veteran sports lawyer, said after reading the 59-page FINA ruling that he felt there was no reason for Sun Yang to be banned from the tournament.

A court hearing has been held before, and he has won. He still has a chance to win the appeal. Why should his career be suspended, especially since he had never asked for it before? Nolan said.

Dennis pointed out that Sun Yangs critics ignored the key fact that no anti-doping court believed that Sun Yang had deliberately taken illegal drugs and that FINA believed that he had no need to respond to the CAS trial. Dennis revealed that before the World Championship, he accompanied Sun Yang for three months of intensive training. In his view, Sun Yang has been very self-disciplined and focused over the years. Apart from eating ice cream once a week, he is very self-disciplined in training and preparing his diet. In addition, during the 200m freestyle award ceremony on 23rd, both champion Sun Yang and British runner-up Scott were warned by FINA that they were considered to have behaved inappropriately. In response, Dennis said: He is an emotional person. How many times can you bear such insults? Of course, it would be better if he could ignore them. But hes human. (End) Source of this article: Responsible Editor of Xinhua News Agency: Cao Liemen_NS1806

Dennis pointed out that Sun Yangs critics ignored the key fact that no anti-doping court believed that Sun Yang had deliberately taken illegal drugs and that FINA believed that he had no need to respond to the CAS trial.

Dennis revealed that before the World Championship, he accompanied Sun Yang for three months of intensive training. In his view, Sun Yang has been very self-disciplined and focused over the years. Apart from eating ice cream once a week, he is very self-disciplined in training and preparing his diet.

In addition, during the 200m freestyle award ceremony on 23rd, both champion Sun Yang and British runner-up Scott were warned by FINA that they were considered to have behaved inappropriately.

In response, Dennis said: He is an emotional person. How many times can you bear such insults? Of course, it would be better if he could ignore them. But hes human. (End)