This was during the awarding ceremony but not in the pool where some of the most recognizable campaigns took place at the World Water Sports Championships in South Korea.
On Tuesday, British swimmer Duncan Scott followed the example that Australian Mack Horton announced earlier when he protested against Sun Yang.
The Chinese swimmer, triple Olympic champion, is in a three-month ban on doping for the use of a prohibited stimulus in 2014 and is now facing fresh accusations. Among them, during the test outside the competition, the vials containing his blood, with a hammer, were smashed. FINA initially decided that Sun did not commit an infringement, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appealed against that decision. It faces a lifetime ban if WADA wins in this case.
For these reasons, Scott and Horton protested against Yang.
Scott rejected the Sun's hands and posed for 27-year-old photographs during a 200 m free medal medal. Sun won the gold of today's Rapsys in Lithuania, he was disqualified because he moved to his blocks, while Scott ended up in a dead bronze spot.
Sun Yang is sold out to the Duncan Scott Racecourse, 3 °, and is not too old! Fino a quando il nuoto dovrà sorbirsi le bizze di questo pazzo? pic.twitter.com/PohjLPQFVk
– Giorgio Spalluto (@GeorgeSpalluto) July 23, 2019
– Veronica Eggleton (@veggleton) July 23, 2019
Sun then confronted Scott with a ceremony and he seemed to call him a "loser".
"I'm a Mack team," said Scott BBC Sport.
"If [Sun] I can not respect the sport, why should I respect it? I think that many people, all in swimming, lag behind what Mack did.
"I hope this will happen in several events."
Sun Yang won the Duncan Scott bronze medal after the 200 meters freestyle award (Sun won the gold of today's Rapsys in Lithuania was DQed for a false start). It seems that Scott and Sun do not swing by hand, and Sun shouted at the early ceremony in shrinking. pic.twitter.com/0ilhiSorqt
– Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) July 23, 2019
On Sunday, Horton refused a place on the footsteps of the Sun for 400 meters free celebration.
"I will not share a staircase with anyone who behaved the way he was," said the Australian silver medalist, who previously named the Sun "Fraud Drug".
At a press conference, Sun turned to Horton's protest when he said: "The disrespect towards me is fine, but the disrespect of China was very unfortunate and I was sorry about that."
FINA then sent a warning to the letter from Australia, Australia and Australia, saying in a statement:
"While FINA respects the principle of freedom of speech, it must be implemented in the right context.
"As in all major sports organizations, our athletes and their escorts are aware of their responsibility to comply with FINA regulations and not use FINA events for personal statements or gestures."
"This will continue in the next 12 months."
Tensions on men's 400 meters steps were high, but Australian Mack Horton did not want to stand next to the Chinese Sun Yang swimmer who faces alleged violations of doping rules that can cause # Tokyo2020 ban pic.twitter.com/9QN1VfUln7
– CBC Olympic Games (@CBCOlympics) July 21, 2019
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