FINA rejects Ye doping claims

Aug 02, 2012, 08:41 IST | AFP

Swimming's world governing body FINA insisted yesterday there was "no factual basis" for speculation Ye Shiwen's Olympic medley double had been fuelled by banned drugs

“Following recent comments reported in the media, FINA would like to clearly state that there is no factual basis to support this kind of insinuation related to the performances of the Chinese swimmer, Ye Shiwen,” FINA said in a statement released a day after Ye (16) completed a medley double with a victory in the 200m. 

Ye Shiwen

It was the dramatic win in the 400m medley in world record time on Saturday that sparked speculation. On Tuesday night, Ye added 200m Olympic gold, sealing the London Games double in an Olympic record of 2min 07.57sec.

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