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IOC quench doping suspicions over Chinese swimmer

07-31-2012 02:21 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

LONDON, July 30 (Xinhua) -- International Olympic Committee's chief anti-doping official came to the defence of Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen on Monday after her stunning performance sparked suspicions of doping.

Sixteen-year-old Ye chopped more than a second off the world record to win the women's 400m individual medley on Saturday with a final 50-meter sprint that was faster than American star Ryan Lochte.

Arne Ljungqvist, the chairman of IOC's medical commission, did not express any concerns when asked if he had any suspicions regarding the swimmers in London.

"I am pretty experienced in this matter, as you know, and have been at the Games since a long time and within anti doping for 40 years," Ljungqvist told a press conference.

"Should I have my suspicions I keep them for myself, first of all, and take any action, if so, in order to find out whether something is wrong or not.

"You ask me specifically about this particular swimming. I say no, I have not personally any reason other than to applaud what has happened, until I have further facts, if so."

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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