English competitor joins in Sun Yang protest at World Championships

More drama at the World Swimming Championships, with a British competitor following Mack Horton in a protest against China’s Sun Yang.

The Chinese swimming star is facing an appeal after escaping sanctions for smashing a doping sample with a hammer.

Mack Horton had refused to stand next to Yang on the podium, or even shake his hand, protesting his participation in the event.


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In another medal ceremony overnight, Britain’s Duncan Scott did the same thing, prompting a heated response.

Yang unleashed on him poolside telling Scott ‘you’re a loser and I’m winning’.

It’s understood both athletes will be sent warning letters by FINA.

Related article: Mack Horton to cop official warning for Sun Yang protest at World Championships

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