WATCH: Chinese swimmer Sun Yang yelled at British opponent Duncan Scott



Chinese swimmer Sun Yang won the 200-meter freestyle Tuesday at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in South Korea, then yelled at another swimmer on the podium and continued the scene as the swimmers walked off.

Co-bronze medalist British swimmer Duncan Scott refused to shake Sun’s hand or to pose for pictures with him, prompting the verbal assault.

According to the broadcast of the event, Yang yelled: “I win, I win.” Scott’s protest of the three-time Olympic Gold medalist came one day after Australian swimmer Mack Horton refused to stand on the podium with the Chinese swimmer. Horton has called Sun a “drug cheat,” following Sun serving a three-month suspension for taking banned heart medication (which he claimed he did not know was banned).

More recently, Sun smashed a vial of his blood during a drug test at his home. The International Swimming Federation (FINA) cleared Sun of that, but the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed that ruling. Sun asked for the Court of Arbitration for Sport to grant him a public trial this fall ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

American breaststroke champion Lily King said that other swimmers are siding with the athletes who are protesting the Chinese champion. King told The Guardian that Horton received a standing ovation in the athletes’ dining hall Monday.

For what it’s worth before the accosting of a competitor, Sun’s win Tuesday (his 11th wold championship) came by way of a DQ ahead of him.



Via OverwatchWire


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