Controversial Chinese swimmer Sun Yang handed over lifeline to Tokyo Olympics

    China star swimmer Sun yang, Who is fighting to save his career after the doping controversy, has raised new hopes of competing in the Olympics after China was eligible for World Champion Tokyo.

    The three-time Olympic champion prepared for his new tribunal hearing over his refusal to give a doping sample as examiners visited his home in September 2018, as announced by the China Swimming Association.

    A 1 500-meter world-record holder, Sun won the 200-meter and 400-meter wins at the 2019 World Championships in South Korea, where he faced opposition from fellow swimmers onstage on his doping record.

    The China Swimming Association on Thursday fulfilled its eligibility requirements for the Olympics, saying that all the gold medalists can participate in the 2019 World Championships.

    According to Chinese media, the 29-year-old is not taking part in this week’s Chinese Championships and Olympic qualifiers in qualifying.

    Sun was suspended for a maximum of eight years for the sport by the Court of Arbitration in February last year, refusing to be sampled during the surprise doping test, where a vial of blood was beaten with a hammer.

    But Switzerland’s top court overturned the ban in a surprise decision in December in which it said Cass was guilty of partiality.

    Ravi will again appear before the Sports Tribunal from May 24-28, just two months before the Tokyo Olympics.

    Surya strongly opposed his innocence during the trial, claiming that the inspectors did not produce documents proving his identity.

    This was not Sun’s first doping controversy: He was suspended for three months in 2014 after testing positive for the stimulant trimazidine, in a case that was only made public after he was sentenced.

    Source: News24


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