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(Yahoo)   Chinese officials very upset that people are accusing their 15-year old female swimmer, who swam laps in the 400m freestyle faster than Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte did in the same event, of using performance-enhancing drugs   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 28
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2012-08-01 03:20:31 PM  
5 votes:
I'm more concerned about the outboard motor attached to her swimsuit.
2012-08-01 03:33:43 PM  
2 votes:

mikaloyd: Good. Time to dump womens events and just have swimming events. Run with whatever genitalia youve got.


And name the athletes like you do horses. In lane one, we've got "Tantalizingly Robust" facing off with "No Doping", and in the far lane is "Paddle Hands" the returning Gold Medalist from London.
2012-08-01 03:27:18 PM  
2 votes:

Serious Black: scottydoesntknow: Yukon Cornelius: I swam in high school. At 14, my best time in the 50 free was 45 seconds. At 15, I got it down to 38 seconds. Lots of changes going on in your teen years. Of course, I went from about 5'6" to 5'11" in that year.

The difference is those 5 seconds she shaved off made it a world record. Yes, everyone shaves off time as they grow and train, but when yoou shave off 5 seconds in one year, and that qualifies it for a world record, that is insane. Not impossible, but freakin insane.

At the 2002 Pan Pacific Games, Michael Phelps went 1:59.70 in the 200 IM to win the race. Less than a year later, he had broken the world record in that race four times and lowered it to 1:55.94.


Are we entirely sure that he is not....Chinese?
2012-08-01 07:47:19 PM  
1 votes:
Some of you seem to not be reading the headline. She may have grounds to be upset that people are questioning her abilities. The Chinese officials, on the other hand have absolutely no grounds for getting upset given their history. In fact they should expect an outcry every time one of their swimmers does this. And also every time one of their gymnasts loses a baby tooth during competition.
2012-08-01 07:29:37 PM  
1 votes:
IMPOSSIBRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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2012-08-01 06:04:28 PM  
1 votes:
Foreigners should be only allowed to takes drugs that will make them lose to Americans. That way the integrity of the sport will be maintained.
2012-08-01 05:59:05 PM  
1 votes:

srhp29: Are there stories in other countries every olympics about how we only win because we cheat too? Anytime China does well, there are stories about how they are probably cheating.


You mean the communist country known for doping their swimmers?
2012-08-01 05:56:59 PM  
1 votes:

Morpheses: Personally, I think they all dope. If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'.


It's like they should have doping without being detected an Olympic sport
2012-08-01 05:31:11 PM  
1 votes:

SharkTrager: Slives: Personally I think she is clean. China is working very hard on its image as one of the greatest countries in the world.

Which they showed by cheating in Badminton.


I, uh, how can that slives say that with a straight face. uh, wait. Type that with a straight finger?
2012-08-01 05:06:21 PM  
1 votes:

BrotherMalcolm: Athletes in the past have even gone so far a to have huge transfusions of their own blood!


I've been thinking about doing this for weekend bike rides but I don't think my wife would let me keep it in the fridge.
2012-08-01 04:12:51 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, like China would ever cheat to get ahead in the Olympics...
2012-08-01 03:41:45 PM  
1 votes:

tlchwi02: srhp29: Are there stories in other countries every olympics about how we only win because we cheat too? Anytime China does well, there are stories about how they are probably cheating.

again, the reason those stories come up in swimming is because the chinese swimming team has an unpralleled history of cheating. Do you see anyone saying they cheat in diving? because they win all those medals and not a soul ever suggests they cheated. The reason people suspect cheating on the swim team is because since 1990 china has had 40 swimmers (3x more than the next closest country) DQ'd for doping. They've been caught THIS YEAR in june with one of their swimmers doping. If china doesn't want to get suspected of doping everytime one of their swimmers does something unlikely and amazing, perhaps they should stop their swimmers from doping?


It's not doping, it's mystical turtles blood and ginseng root. Or whatever the fark they once claimed.
2012-08-01 03:36:16 PM  
1 votes:
ME SO ANGLY WITE NOW
2012-08-01 03:34:53 PM  
1 votes:

srhp29: Are there stories in other countries every olympics about how we only win because we cheat too? Anytime China does well, there are stories about how they are probably cheating.


Is it because they're caught cheating like every other Olympics, and keep their athletes in government-run training camps away from their families?
2012-08-01 03:34:11 PM  
1 votes:
Is this the thread where the same people who accuse Armstrong of doping come to defend this swimmer because she's never tested positive?

Heh.
2012-08-01 03:32:21 PM  
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: A Fark Handle: I_C_Weener: Is she as hairy as an East German female athlete? No. Then she's as innocent as old one ball Armstrong.

maybe it's not drugs, but a secret chinese program of selective breeding and gene manipulation. OMG!! the rise of the frankenpeople!!!

I still think we should have continued our Thalidomide Flipper program. But noooo, Mark Spitz showed us we didn't need penguin children to win in swimming.


yeah, but most of those only had one flipper and just swam in circles. and that's not going to get the job done in the olympics.
2012-08-01 03:30:19 PM  
1 votes:
Good. Time to dump womens events and just have swimming events. Run with whatever genitalia youve got.
2012-08-01 03:26:00 PM  
1 votes:

Slives: Personally I think she is clean. China is working very hard on its image as one of the greatest countries in the world. I don't think their leadership would be willing to risk doping their athletes and getting caught at it.
Just one or two cases would ruin it for every Chinese athlete for years to come.


Indeed. I think it's very honorable that they lovingly craft false birth certificates for their gymnastics teams.
2012-08-01 03:25:37 PM  
1 votes:

Slives: Personally I think she is clean. China is working very hard on its image as one of the greatest countries in the world. I don't think their leadership would be willing to risk doping their athletes and getting caught at it.
Just one or two cases would ruin it for every Chinese athlete for years to come.


They already caught one of their swimmers doping, so there goes that theory.

FTFA: after world champion Li Zhesi tested positive in June and was banned from competing in London.
2012-08-01 03:23:01 PM  
1 votes:
Fark China. Kissinger should never have cut the deal to give them Haber-Bosch, should've let them starve. Shop Wal-Mart!
2012-08-01 03:22:37 PM  
1 votes:
Of course someone can swim in China, there is like 4 trillion people over there.........geeez people
2012-08-01 03:19:33 PM  
1 votes:

A Fark Handle: I_C_Weener: Is she as hairy as an East German female athlete? No. Then she's as innocent as old one ball Armstrong.

maybe it's not drugs, but a secret chinese program of selective breeding and gene manipulation. OMG!! the rise of the frankenpeople!!!


I still think we should have continued our Thalidomide Flipper program. But noooo, Mark Spitz showed us we didn't need penguin children to win in swimming.
2012-08-01 03:17:12 PM  
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: Is she as hairy as an East German female athlete? No. Then she's as innocent as old one ball Armstrong.


maybe it's not drugs, but a secret chinese program of selective breeding and gene manipulation. OMG!! the rise of the frankenpeople!!!
2012-08-01 02:38:29 PM  
1 votes:

Bonkthat_Again: The article mentioned she wasn't always a swimmer. One of her teachers suggested it after observing she had large hands and feet for a girl her size.
Simple physics tells us she should be naturally faster than most other competitors. It is entirely believable this girl hit her peak at the right time....and is perhaps the greatest swimmer of all time. Unfortunately, the Chinese record of doping puts a foul smell on on otherwise remarkable athletic performance.


she could have been doping for YEARS ahead of beginning her training or before any of her testing.
If only there were some way to have monthly test for every year of her life. LOL
2012-08-01 12:59:14 PM  
1 votes:

Magorn: cmunic8r99: Since she hasn't tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, perhaps they should be upset.

Perhaps, but considering this girl has shaved 5 seconds off her personal best in 1 YEAR, AND broke the world record by more than 1 second, the first woman to break a world record set with those "special" swinsuits that were used in Beijing let's just say the more likely outcome is the chinese have developed a new undetectable form of doping.


BATH SALTS!!!

Or, as the Chinese call it, "sour grapes."
2012-08-01 12:57:30 PM  
1 votes:
Personally I think she is clean. China is working very hard on its image as one of the greatest countries in the world. I don't think their leadership would be willing to risk doping their athletes and getting caught at it.
Just one or two cases would ruin it for every Chinese athlete for years to come.
2012-08-01 12:49:26 PM  
1 votes:
Guilty until proven innocent IS the whiny-American way.
2012-08-01 12:18:08 PM  
1 votes:
and also

blogs.riverfronttimes.com

ftfa: "If there are suspicions, then please lay them out using facts and data. Don't use your own suspicions to knock down others. "-Nice
 
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