Sun Yang Ruled Out Of 2024 Olympic Games Per Chinese Selection Criteria

The Chinese Swimming Federation has released its qualification criteria for the 2024 Paris Olympics and multi- gold medalist Sun Yang will be out of the Games.

According to the criteria, swimmers will be ranked by the fastest times performed at the following competitions:

  1. Fukuoka & Doha World Championships Finals
  2. Chinese Nationals, scheduled for April 2024

The top 2 swimmers from each Olympic event will be selected, provided they meet or exceed the World Aquatics Olympic Qualification Times (OQT).

If no one achieves an A cut in an event, swimmers who achieve a B cut will only be considered if they were born after Jan 1, 2006.

Additionally, the criteria specify that athletes who have been banned for more than one year for doping violations will be disqualified from selection. (NBC Sports)

Six-time Olympic medalist Sun is currently serving a four-year suspension that is set to expire in May 2024. As such, the 32-year-old will be ineligible to race at nationals.

China has traditionally held its National Championships in May, with the meet used for selection for the major international event of the summer. This timing has led them to great success of late, particularly this past year when China managed to rank third on the medal table at the 2023 World Championships with five gold and 16 total medals.

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Facts
3 months ago

GTA 6 really bout to come out before that man’s swims in another meet

CC33
3 months ago

He must have really pissed Zhou Jihong off. She makes all the decisions in China and has her favorites

Kvasha
Reply to  CC33
3 months ago

Zhou jihong doesn’t only control what happens in China. She has an iron grip on all of World Aquatics too. CORRUPT.

Swimmer
Reply to  Kvasha
3 months ago

How so incredible that a former diver like Zhou Jihong can control swimming in China.

Sun Yang pissed off everyone because he can and why not?

He already has a love child with a flight attendant and just married a gymnast. Sun Yang’s kids will be awesome as well because they can.

He’s one of the greatest swimmer ever and everyone know it and are jealous of it.

PS I don’t even like him but the man does what he wants.

Marc P
3 months ago

Oh no..!

Anyway…

Oleg
3 months ago

He is fast, but furious

Jiaming
3 months ago

He should allow him to do Paris 24 olympus.. this is so unfair..he dud his time already. Let him swim.

John
3 months ago

I seriously doubt Sun Yang will be able to perform as he did in the past at the age of 32 so probably not that big of a loss.

Seth
3 months ago

Oh darn………

Yinz
3 months ago

Well, technically SY was not banned for doping, but rather for refusing to be tested by some people who could not produce proper credentials from WADA.

So, his real problem is the date (April, and not May) of qualifying competition.

Christine Breedy
Reply to  Yinz
3 months ago

Well, technically SY WAS banned for doping violations-and he deserved it-

BeardedSwammer
Reply to  Yinz
3 months ago

Sun is full of 💩 CAS found his claim the testers did not prove their credentials to be utterly bogus, “the panel found that the personnel in charge of the doping control complied with all applicable requirements as set out in the ISTI

Also conspicuously leaving out the details that he has indeed tested positive before and HE DESTROYED A SAMPLE COLLECTED PROPERLY ACCORDING TO “all applicable requirements”…

BeardedSwammer
Reply to  Yinz
3 months ago

You’re presenting Sun’s version of events as undisputed fact which is plainly false. CAS found his claim the testers did not prove their credentials to be completely without merit, “the panel found that the personnel in charge of the doping control complied with all applicable requirements as set out in the ISTI

Also conspicuously leaving out the details that he has indeed tested positive before and HE DESTROYED A SAMPLE COLLECTED PROPERLY ACCORDING TO “all applicable requirements”…

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