2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Day 1 Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
After competing in the final heat of the men’s 400 freestyle this morning, Australian Mack Horton was quoted (referencing Sun Yang): “I don’t have time for drug cheats”.
Mack Horton just called out Sun Yang: “I don’t have time for drug cheats”.
— Nicole Jeffery (@nicolejeffery) August 6, 2016
We reported earlier in the week that Sun Yang had splashed Horton while in the warm-up pool, and this is what Horton was asked about when he made his comment. “He splashed me to say hi and I ignored him because I don’t have time for drug cheats.”
Horton and Sun both easily qualified for the final of the 400 free, with Horton finishing 2nd in the final heat in 3:43.84, qualifying 2nd overall. Sun, who won the sixth heat, qualified 4th overall in 3:44.23.
This race shapes up to be a very intriguing final tonight, with Horton and Sun set to swim side-by-side, in lanes five and six.
Conor Dwyer of the United States qualified 1st in a personal best time of 3:43.42.