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Mack Horton refuses to share podium with Chinese winner at swimming championship

Australian swimmer Mack Horton has protested against the world swimming 400m freestyle title which was won by China’s Sun Yang. Olympic champion Horton refused to shake hands with Sun or stand on the podium after being relegated to silver by the controversial Chinese star at the 2019 world aquatics championships in South Korea. Horton had previously said he was unhappy that the Chinese swimmer was allowed to compete ahead of a court of arbitration for sport hearing over charges of smashing vials of his blood in a clash with testers.
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    The world swimming 400m freestyle title which was won by China’s Sun Yang ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/22/mack-horton-accused-of-disrespecting-china-after-protesting-sun-yangs-w

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    BigHit清洁阿姨

    水中跪族😂

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    Plain and simple, Horton is a sore loser, and a hypocrite to boot !

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    Who’s here after Horotn’s teammate Shayna Jack tested positive on drug test

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    They should give Horton match ban! life time !

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    I watched this without sound and I seriously though the dude was the security guard

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    All these people trashing Horton, funny how Sun Yang was just banned for 8 years. But I’m sure there’s no proof he is a drug cheat, right?

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    Hahaha look at the comment section. 99% of losers. Sun yang handed an 8-yr ban just today. Eat that.

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    enjoy your 8 year ban buddy (y)

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    SUN IS A CHEATER WHO BREAKS VIALS OF BLOOD USED FOR SAMPLES YOURE ALL STUPID.

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    How about Shayna Jack? I think the testers are all clowns with no proper credentials.

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    8 YEAR BAN, DRINK IT IN

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    I wonder what Sun is going to do for the next 8 years? He won't be competing in any swimming championships and will be watching like the washed-up cheat-loser he is.
    Drink it in Chinese bots. Drink. It. In.

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    8 years.

    And to think, Sun tried to make it look like a swipe at China (generally)…

    He would say that, considering what the CCP told him to say. It's the USSR all over again

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    ワニワニパニック障害

    But mac isn’t wrong

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    Guess everyone looks pretty dumb now huh

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    Matt Horton can't handle a lost

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    Food Delivery On Bike

    Don't receive the medal Mack. But you shamefully did

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    I wouldnt stand near a cheat either.

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