Bill Furniss, the head coach of Britain celebrating the nation’s finest result in the pool since the age of pioneers more than a century ago, has shot a cannon ball across the bows of FINA and the International Olympic Committee for failing to protect clean athletes. “It’s our best-ever Olympics – that’s pleasing. We raced very well all week. We were resilient all week and that’s what we’ve been working on. We believe we belong at this level now. Six medals is great.” He then gritted his teeth and added: “It sticks in my throat a bit, I’ve got to say: we had seven fourths and four of those ahead of us were individuals who failed a drug test. I didn’t say anything in the build up because it was a distraction but I think we’ve been penalised more than any other nation here.”
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