Chinese fishermen face the coach after finishing the finals of the forte at the FINA 2019 World Championship, on July 24th night.
In the final, Sun Yang played badly. His achievement was 7 minutes 48 seconds 12, two and a half seconds behind the Gregorio Paltrinieri gold (Italy) and less than 10 seconds behind his best performance in Shanghai in July 2011 (7 minutes 38 seconds 57).
After leaving the track, Sun was interviewed by CCTV channel. The face of a 27-year-old aquarist is tense. “I was really tired. Before I competed, I moved 3 km. I wanted to show people, that I played not only because of the medals, but also to show my willpower and overcome yourself”, Sun Yang shared.
When asked about his achievements in the free 800m content, distance he had won three world gold medals in 2011, 2013 and 2015, Sun replied: “This result is not very good, but I accept it with the mind I have some problems after taking the 200m freestyle test, especially the tired legs, I take the 800m exam freely, not really for medals, but as an exercise for me. Mine is to see the distance with competitors, to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hopefully, this gap will narrow after another year. I think people still trust me in this knack, because a few seconds distance can be leveled”. After saying that, Sun hugged coach Chu Chi Can and cried.
Sina said, a few hours before the final round of 800m freestyle, Sun was called by the organizers to take the scheduled doping test. Close to the competition time, 27-year-old aquarist returned to the venue in a nervous mood. Ifeng added, that Sun even forgot to bring the top hat but found later. The website also revealed that Sun did not take the 1500m exam freely. The final content he attended was the 4x200m freestyle relay, which took place on July 26.
Sun was the critic of the media, fans and rivals in the 2019 world championship. He was refused to stand on the podium by Mack Horton and Duncan Scott. Chinese athletes are being investigated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) about using a hammer to smash a sample at a private home, in September 2018. If allegations made by WADA prove correct, Sports Arbitration Court (CAS) may ban Sun from playing permanently.