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Australian coach: Ye Shiwen's success simply down to training

08-01-2012 16:49 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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Respected swimming coach Ken Wood, who trained Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen in Australia, says the Olympic champion has not been taking performance-enhancing drugs.

The Australian, who runs a swimming academy north of Brisbane, says Ye's success in the pool in London was simply down to training.

He says, "These sort of things, they're picking on the Chinese...But when the Chinese were down here and when she (Ye Shiwen) was down here, and I've had them coming twelve weeks at a time in and out all the time, and the drug testers were in here all the time.

They didn't let up on them and they don't tell you who they're going to test. You know, they come in and they won't even tell me... They take vitamin pills and recovery pills and they, my swimmers have B12 injections if they're down, you know, heavy workload, they have a vitamin B12 three injections, alternate days. So, realistically, you can't point the finger on that."

Meanwhile, at a press briefing, Mark Adams the spokesman for the International Olympic Committee said there's no evidence that Ye Shiwen has taken performance-enhancing drugs.

He also says Ye's excellent performance should recieve people's congratulations.




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