The highly decorated Chinese swimmer Sun Yang continued his dominant run at the 2019 World Cup in South Korea continued his run to anger his opponents. At the weekend, Australian rival Mack Horton refused to share the podium with Sun after Sun won the 400-meter freestyle due to his bleak doping past and another swimmer joined him yesterday.
and British swimmer Duncan Scott, who drew in third, also protested against his award ceremony and declined to be photographed with the winner of the event. This time, however, Sun barked back and called Scott a loser.
Scott was not disturbed, saying he hoped that more people would continue to protest against Sun events. "I'm Team Mack," he said. "If he can not respect our sport, why should I respect him?" I think a lot of people, all swimming, are behind Mack. "Other Olympic medalists like Lilly King and Dawn Fraser have also asked Sun to continue racing after a strange drug-testing incident last September, ending with Sun's bodyguards destroying blood vials.
Sun's case will be heard by the sports tribunal in September, and he faces a life-long ban. I hope they let him race at the Tokyo Olympics and keep talking to people who can not beat him.