Banned Chinese Champion Sun Yang Has Eyes On Paris 2024

Earlier this week we reported how Chinese superstar and reigning 200m free Olympic gold medalist Sun Yang will officially not be competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The 29-year-old has been handed a new ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that will last for 4 years and 3 months and run through May of 2024, with the end date just prior to the Paris 2024 Games.

Get up to speed with the earlier story in full here.

Sun will be 32 years of age when Paris rolls around and the man has told state-run Chinese online news source The Paper that he intends on competing.

“Actually my body is in great physical condition,” Sun said. “Difficulties will only help me grow and make me stronger.” He also said, “I’ll definitely stick with it.”

In addition to acquiring just short of a dozen World Championships titles, Sun has amassed multiple Olympic medals, including 400m free and 1500m free gold, along with 200m free silver from the 2012 Olympic Games. There in London, he became China’s first-ever swimming male Olympic gold medalist.

Sun also took home the 200m free Olympic title paired with 400m free silver in Rio 5 years ago.

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SwimFan NU
5 months ago

dude please just leave

Khachaturian
Reply to  SwimFan NU
5 months ago

he won’t be able to medal, now that swimming has gotten so competitive. Can he swim a 1:44 or 3:43 at age 32? I don’t think so. His career is done now that he is past his prime.

Taa
Reply to  Khachaturian
5 months ago

You forgot about his meds

PVSFree
Reply to  Taa
5 months ago

Serious question: will he be tested throughout his suspension if he’s still training? If not, he could 100% dope for 2 years, do a drug taper (is that a thing?) for the last year and just cruise into Paris as a medal threat

Admin
Reply to  PVSFree
5 months ago

He can retire and avoid testing, but then when he applied for reinstatement he would serve the remainder of his suspension.

He could retire, dope for 4 years, come back, and swim in LA2028, in theory. Presuming he stopped doping in enough time for it to clear his system by the time he’s reinstated.

But barring retirement, athletes are tested, and specifically “target tested,” during the period of their suspension.

PVSFree
Reply to  Braden Keith
5 months ago

Ahh that makes sense, thanks Braden!

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  PVSFree
5 months ago

and a relief to hear too

Scotty P
Reply to  Taa
5 months ago

Someone came by and hit them with a hammer.

BillyBob
Reply to  Khachaturian
5 months ago

A 36 year old Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs.

Not Tapered 🏊
Reply to  BillyBob
5 months ago

Bones is the goat. 🐐⚾☠️

Jack
Reply to  BillyBob
5 months ago

Yeah but hitting 73 home runs does not rely on the efficiency of an athlete’s aerobic engine.

Chris
Reply to  BillyBob
5 months ago

no comparison whatsoever between baseball and swimming. Baseball cardio is a joke compared to swimming

Chris
Reply to  Khachaturian
5 months ago

nope. he cannot. If he ran his mouth to me on that medal stand i’d crack him in his grill (except i was never fast enough to make it there)

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  Khachaturian
5 months ago

Sun Yang + juice = 1:44 and 3:43

Ragnar
5 months ago

Four years later*

Go away Sun, go away

Yaboi
5 months ago

Oh good, I was worried he wasn’t going to be able to compete! Thank god!

Bruh
Reply to  Yaboi
5 months ago

Thank god for what? His restraint in not smiting you out of existence for such a terrible take?

yaboi
Reply to  Bruh
5 months ago

Guys I was being sarcastic you’re killing me out here

Joel
Reply to  Bruh
5 months ago

Pretty sure it was sarcasm.

Personal Best
Reply to  Joel
5 months ago

Yes, even though sarcasm is difficult to garner from written words, you could see the sarcasm in that easily.

Last edited 5 months ago by Personal Best
Hswimmer
5 months ago

The retire we all want and deserve 🙄🙄🙄

Kitajima Fan
5 months ago

“My body is in great physical condition”

Hmmm… I wonder…

Chris
5 months ago

He’s going to get spanked. Drug cheat.

Notanyswimmer
5 months ago

One of the most amazing racers to watch. Americans can take all the PEDs in the world (which they already do) and they still won’t be able to catch him. He’ll kill it in Paris!

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
5 months ago

he never had to worry about the americans. its the rest of the world he has to worry about

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
5 months ago

I don’t know. I hear Dressel can do a 1:43 (even though he just went a 1:46.6 shaved and tapered).

Naaah
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
5 months ago

C’mon Ol Longhorn….

yardfan
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
5 months ago

what is wrong with you ???

mcmflyguy
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
5 months ago

found the Sun Yang burner account

Big Kicker
5 months ago

Looking forward to seeing him ~smash~ the competition

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