Sun Yang Punished for Recent misconduct

by SwimSwam Staff 34

February 05th, 2013 International, News

As a wax replica of Sun Yang, the first Chinese man to win Olympic gold, was being unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Museum in Shanghai, the real Sun Yang found himself in hot water.

It was reported in by Xinhua  that the swimming star will be punished by the Zhejiang College of Sports for conduct that went against a several team rules.

It appears that Sun and his long time coach Zhu Zhigen had an argument about the Olympic champion’s recent behaviour. Zhu did not approve of Sun’s publicized love affair with an air hostess and was upset with Sun’s increased commitment to his sponsors which has detracted from his training, so much so that he has not followed “systematic” training for the last 40 days.

It has also been reported that Sun had asked for Zhu to be replaced after an argument about his training regime.

Zhu and Sun were scheduled to leave for Australia to continue training with Denis Cotterell, but because of the swimmers lack of dedication the trip has been postponed.

Sun has been fined a month’s training allowance and has also been temporarily suspended from all commercial activities.

“This place is for good athletes, not for the athletes with privilege,” Li Jianshe, the college dean, told Xinhua. “Although Sun Yang has realized what was wrong with him and he promised to put it right, we have to punish him as everyone is equal when it comes to rules.”

Sun did make an attempt to apologize to his coach directly, but was not allowed to see Zhu who has recently been hospitalized due to high blood pressure and a thyroid nodule.

 

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Just another swimmer
9 years ago

From what I hear he seems to have gotten what was coming to him. While most chinese swimmers respect what he has done in the pool, his cocky attitude towards his teammates and swimmers from other provinces has been pretty crappy. Nothin wrong with partying but you need to respect your coach and your teammates and get to practice on time. This is just my take on this situation.

Justin Thompson
9 years ago

Air Hostess? You see the grill on that guy? $20 million in endorsements must be enough to overlook those chiclets.

DL
9 years ago

This is by far one of the most entertaining discussions I have read on this web site. Keep it coming…

Yang Sun
9 years ago

I’m so sorry. Maybe I swim for Australia now.

Nadador
Reply to  Yang Sun
9 years ago

LOL
Is there a way to verify who this is??
It would be great if it were THE real Sun Yang!!
Maybe, then, he could care to discuss some nonsense with the rest of us further!!!
LOL

Yang Sun
Reply to  Nadador
9 years ago

I took her to mile high club!

JG
Reply to  Yang Sun
9 years ago

No Sun – you have been a broom cupboard victim. Ask Boris Becker.

PsychoDad
Reply to  Yang Sun
9 years ago

Dear Sun, I somehow suspect she would prefer you stick with your specialty, mile long.

youaskedforit
9 years ago

Seeing as everyone is complaining that the trolls haven’t come out to play yet…

Why is it that people find it so hard to believe that the Chinese males dope? Doping is prevalent in almost every other sport that requires physical strength/skill/ability regardless of country. Weightlifting (lift heavier weight). Track and field (run faster/jump higher/jump longer/throw farther). Why is it that we believe swimming is so much different than these other sports?

Someone above referenced the Bill Simmons article on PED usage. It referenced sports that generate more money than swimming, but the same principles apply across all sports. There is fame and glory to be had in ALL sports and where there is fame and glory, there will be… Read more »

Philip Johnson
Reply to  youaskedforit
9 years ago

i agree. we would be nieve to think every sport (swimming included) is 100% clean.

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Philip Johnson
9 years ago

naive i meant, sorry.

coacherik
9 years ago

Can’t believe this post has been up this long, with this many comments and no one has even touched: ” he has not followed “systematic” training for the last 40 days”?

No snarky anonymous commentors out there going to take a stab at this one? Especially after the Zhesi PED post nearly cracking the 100 comment barrier. I am very disappointed in this websites trolls…

Philip Johnson
Reply to  coacherik
9 years ago

i think the reason Yang isn’t under the scrutiny of the accusers is because the Chinese men doesn’t have a (known) history of systematic use of drugs. the same cannot be said about the Chinese women.

Admin
Reply to  Philip Johnson
9 years ago

I think what Philip Johnson said is accurate, along with the fact that he’d been training in Australia – a much more open sporting culture than China. The odds of him getting away with doping in Australia would be significantly less than doing so in China.

coacherik
Reply to  Braden Keith
9 years ago

I don’t doubt that for a second, Braden. But come on, you put “systematic” in quotations. That is begging for it, whether it is a google translator issue or not..

I find it all funny that now since there is no history of men’s doping in the same country that has had systematic doping for the women’s program that it is innocent until proven guilty. I just have a problem with those who are not equal opportunity haters, especially if he does spend every waking moment in the Australian testing pool. I have to plead ignorance, is he in the Australian testing pool?

To reference a recent Bill Simmons article (though the line of thought was more on pro sports),… Read more »

Reply to  coacherik
9 years ago

…and no one has even brought up Sun Yang’s teeth yet either. Y’alls slippin. It’s like all the trolls are taking the day off or sumthin.

PsychoDad
Reply to  coacherik
9 years ago

You cannot accuse Yang of doing PED when he swims without doing much swimming.

coacherik
Reply to  PsychoDad
9 years ago

What?

shiki
9 years ago

I heard a rumor that Sun had given Zhu a slap …….

Rafael
Reply to  shiki
9 years ago

I thought his coach was the Australian former Hackett coach that pretty much every “****” (can´t put the word) os Australia Swim hated because he “trained” chinese swimmers instead of Australia ony..

Joel Lin
9 years ago

He has a girlfriend and has professional ambitions? Scandalous!

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Joel Lin
9 years ago

haha, that type of behavior cannot be tolerated at all.