Gold winning swimmer tells 2nd place he is a loser

He’s 28 so, yeah, probably the end. But there are Olympic swimmers that are swimming to later ages. And he’s mostly a middle distance swimmer, making it easier to swim as you age, IMO.

Let’s be real. 36 year olds can be great swimmers, but not Olympic medal winning, world-record breaking swimmers. There’s zero chance he can come back from this.

I think the chance is close to zero because this will break his spirit. But otherwise, I would argue there still would have been a chance of getting on the podium. Gold at 35 and silver at 41. Not impossible.

The drug use I can forgive. His douche bag behavior is what I have the most issue with. I honestly just assume half of them cheat the system on PEDs anyways.

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Whoops, I stand corrected then! I usually hear about Olympians retiring in their late 20s to early 30s, so that’s surprising to me.

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Very big of you to admit that so readily. It’s surprising, and also encouraging for us getting older!

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Eh, I always admit when I’m wrong about something. My wife trained me well.

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Sun Yang’s mum issues explosive statement after CAS ban

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=snl+all+drug+olympics+youtube&view=detail&mid=965A35AEC2B227DF28E3965A35AEC2B227DF28E3&FORM=VIRE

I heard on the radio his old high school backed out of naming their new swimming pool after him out of fear of affecting their Chinese business relations

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they can probably get away with doing it now.

Ouch. Kind of shitty for them to do this to him when they’ve backed him through all of this.

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Loyalty is one way with autocrats.

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