Sun Yang Opens 2016 Intl Race Account With A 1:46.3 In 200 Free Heats At Santa Clara

Sun Yang - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Sun Yang*, the Chinese Olympic 400 and 1500m champion who tested positive for a banned substance in 2014 but was not asked by WADA to actually serve the three months penalty he eventually received, opened his 2016 international raced season with a 1:46.34 over 200m freestyle at the USA Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara.

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I don’t like the silence on Wang Lizhuo and An Jiabao. I’m amazed that this case has not been resolved as yet. I would have thought WADA would be angry at the initial warning and sought to get to the bottom of the case ASAP.


I notice too that Leah Smith, in the 200m in Indianapolis, set a new PB of 1:56.66. She would now be a strong favourite for a relay spot. Further improvements necessary for an individual place, but who knows?


I know. That won’t get close to an individual swim


If the Americans can get both Schmidt and Franklin back to about 97% of peak, that 4×200 relay is going to be something fun to watch.


Sun Yang 1.44.82 in the final, number one in the world so far this year!


Are the two Chinese drug cheats allowed to compete in Rio?


Unfortunately, many drug cheats will be allowed to compete in Rio, not just the Chinese, but also the Americans, Russians, Brazilians, etc.

Craig Lord

Indeed. The rule that should be is clear: ban from next O Games after positive test. End of woe, not all but much

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