China's Ye hits back at doping accusations
LONDON - A top US coach Monday, July 30, called China's Ye Shiwen "suspicious" and compared her to East Germany's drug-addled athletes after her super-fast times were questioned at the London Olympics.
John Leonard, executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association, told The Guardian that the 16-year-old's lightning freestyle leg in her world-record 400m individual medley swim was simply "impossible".
The schoolgirl timed 58.68sec in the last 100 metres, a whisker off US winner Ryan Lochte's time in the men's competition. Astonishingly, her final lap was quicker than the American champion.
"The one thing I will say is that history in our sport will tell you that every time we see something, and I will put quotation marks around this, 'unbelievable', history shows us that it turns out later on there was doping involved," Leonard told the British newspaper.
Ye has denied the charges. Read the full story here. - Rappler.com