Olympics: Chinese web users defend swimming champ Ye
BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese Web users cheered on their Olympic swimming champion Ye Shiwen on Wednesday and blasted Western media for raising suspicions about doping after her record-smashing 400m individual medley win.
The 16-year-old athlete rebuffed accusations raised after she shaved five seconds off her personal best while winning gold in the Saturday race. She collected another gold in the 200m medley on Tuesday.
"Why can't Chinese swimming show talent???? Ye Shiwen is the pride of China!!! She's clean!!!" wrote one user identified as Wu Yue on the popular Chinese Twitter-like website Weibo.
"Well done, Ye Shiwen," posted another called Lookingatearthfromafar, "the West's suspicion is inevitable. I agree Westerners are always arrogant."