The doping control assistant whose alleged questionable credibility led to the infamous Sun Yang blood vial-smashing incident was an untrained construction worker, according to a report from Xinhua News.
Sun alleged in his hearing last Friday that the male DCA who was supposed to watch him urinate began taking photos of him, and said he was a “fan.” Neither the DCA nor the presiding doping control officer showed up for any of Sun’s hearings.
In an interview with Xinhua, which is the official state-run press agency of China, the DCA admitted he had no prior training, and added that he had planned to testify at the CAS hearing — but allegedly, no one ever followed up with him.
“I am a builder and I am always busy at work, day and night. No one ever trained me about the doping test, and it is unnecessary for me to undertake such training,” he said. “I agreed to give my words at a video conference before the public hearing as they requested. I was ready, but no one had ever contacted me about this.”
The DCA had already admitted earlier this year to being a childhood friend of the DCO, and that she had asked him to help out on the testing mission at hand. Corroborating Sun’s account from the hearing, the DCA told Xinhua he took pictures during the mission.
“She called me to pick up her at the railway station and drove her to Sun’s home at that night. In fact, there was another lady with the DCO at the station. She was the BCA.”
“Before we entered the test room, the DCO asked me to escort Sun into the bathroom. As my understanding, she was asking me to watch Sun Yang urinating. Because both of them were ladies, I agreed,” he said. “Sun is a big star in China and it was my first time being near him. I was excited. I took a couple of pictures outside the room with my cellphone. When I tried to take pictures of him again when we were sitting in the room, Sun told me not to do so.”
When Sun started to discuss his credentials with the DCO, the DCA said he didn’t understand what was going on.
“I knew nothing about the doping test and nothing about my role that night. I just came to help my middle school classmate at her request. I am a builder,” he said.