Sun Yang is being questioned by Chinese fans himself for not appearing at the military training camp for the Chinese swimming team.
According to the South China Morning Post, this military training camp for Chinese team fishermen after disappointing at the World Swimming Championships took place in July 2019 in South Korea.
Sun Yang did not join other top swimmers like Xu Jiayu, Fu Yuanhui, Ye Shiwen and Liu Shuang for a 5-day training session at the People’s Liberation Army Sports Training Center in Beijing.
Fans have questioned Sun Yang’s absence, especially when he was the captain of the team. Manager Cheng Hao explained that the person who holds the 1,500m freestyle swimming world record is in the process of recovering from the World Swimming Championships. Sun Yang will join when the body recovers completely.
However, many people believe that Sun Yang is trying to evade and question why this abalone is taking a longer break than his teammates when there is no serious injury. The last time the Chinese swimming team had to go to military training camp was in 2006, before ASIAD Doha. Fear Fu Yuanhui said that strict military discipline can help her cope with difficult times, motivate her to try, make a new breakthrough, and never give up.
Sun Yang is currently in a doping case. Documents leaked to media reports showed that Sun Yang was suspected of using a hammer to smash the doping test sample during a surprise inspection by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in September 2018.
However, the World Swimming Federation (FINA) confirmed that Sun Yang is not guilty. WADA then brought the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). The public hearing on the incident of Sun Yang is expected to take place in October 2019. If found guilty, Sun Yang could be banned from playing for life.
At the recent World Swimming Championships, a boycott movement Sun Yang was responded by athletes around the world. Whales Mack Horton (Australia) and Duncan Scott (England) refuse to stand on the same platform to receive medals with Sun Yang, creating a lot of waves for the world swimming village.