Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen busts world record
Ye Shiwen, the 16-year-old Chinese swimmer raised doping suspicions when she shattered the world record in the women’s 400m individual medley. Shiwen claims that her win came from hard work and training.
When Ye Shiwen broke the world record in the women’s 400m individual medley many were shocked, and some were suspicious. Clare Balding, a British reporter, found herself in the middle of a controversy when she insinuated the possibility of doping.
The top US coach jumped in on the controversy when he said Ye’s win was not only very “suspicious” but “unbelievable” and “disturbing”.
Ye Shiwen was quick to fire back, saying “There is no problem with doping, the Chinese team has a firm policy so there is no problem with that.” The Chinese media has defended their young swimming star saying the other countries are just jealous.