2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The first award ceremony of the FINA World Cup 2019 was associated with a lot of drama.
Australia's Mack Horton silver medalist in the free final on Sunday in Gwangju was protested by the gold medalist Sun Yang during podium celebrations during the Chinese National Anthem and standing on the ground behind the platform.
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Horton also held a deliberate distance between himself, Sun and the bronze medalist Gabriele Detti during the photo shoots after the podium in addition to his demonstration during the Award ceremony:
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The 23-year-old Horton had a long time certain rivalry with the three-time Olympic champion Sun, who is currently at a loss in a doping investigation.
Her back and forth goes back to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. When Sun arrived there, he had spattered Horton in the warming pool, and Horton told the media: "He splashed me on to say hello and I ignored him because I do not have time for drug fraud.
At this time, Sun Horton accused playing mind games to destabilize him. "I do not think I need to go further, I've done everything I can to prove I'm clean, all athletes should be respected, every athlete on the competition stage deserves respect and there's no need to be that kind cheaper Tricks to use to influence each other FINA's decision not to sanction the world record holder in September for his blood-blistering incident
During the pre-clash warm-up exercises, the couple was reportedly deliberately detained during a warm-up session given a broad buffer, Sun and Horton should warm themselves up in lanes 3 and 4 right next to each other in the practice pool before the Australian coach of Denis Cotterell the Chinese swimmer loud The South on the 5th lane misplaced China Morning Post.
"I'm just not going to podium with anyone t hurry, who behaves as he does, "said Horton after the race Sunday. He asked Detti to do the same, but the Italian said something about the result: "I worked too hard for the bronze, I want the podium." 3: 42.44. Horton finished second in 3: 43.17 and Detti third in 3: 43.23.