Park Tae-hwan Provides FINA With An Asterisk For A First Gold At Windsor Worlds

Park Tae-hwan after winning the 400m free crown - by Patrick B. Kraemer

A fitting FINA start to the world short-course championships in Windsor at the end of a year soaked in doping scandal and woeful bureacratic response: Park Tae-hwan*, the Korean who brought his own house down when it came to tough stances on drugs, claimed the first gold of the meet in 3:34.59 over 400m freestyle, a Russian challenger right there with him.

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A fitting FINA start to the world short-course championships in Windsor at the end of a year soaked in doping scandal and woeful bureacratic response: Park Tae-hwan*, the Korean who brought his own house down when it came to tough stances on drugs, claimed the first gold of the meet in 3:34.59 over 400m freestyle, a Russian challenger right there with him.

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