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3. Because for some reason at the summer games they don't allow athletes that only took part in the heats to be at the medal ceremony. At the Winter Olympics athletes that only compete during the heats of a relay get to participate in the medal ceremony.

Thanks. #3 is extremely bizarre, too bad for the summer athletes who can't get on the podium.

I'm surprised there hasn't been more interest/discussion about Ye Shiwen's gold, specifically the rather incredible times.

It's true that her final 50 time being faster than Lochte's is eyebrow raising. However, perhaps Lochte coasted in his final 50 because he was so far ahead and he decided to conserve energy due to his loaded schedule? He was ahead of the WR pace for most of the race, but then fell off the pace real bad in the last 50.

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Do we have the list Gold medals country-wise ?

Just the swimming events or overall? Here is the link to the medal tally, for just the swimming events so far: http://www.london2012.com/swimming/medals/

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BBC reporters intimating the same thing: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180784/Olympics-2012-Clare-Balding-questions-Chinas-girl-torpedo-Ye-Shiwens-400m-swimming-triumph.html

I have to say, to beat her personal best by 5 seconds and the world record by 1 and to also beat Lochte's time as well, something doesn't smell right. You obviously don't want to cast aspersions at anybody and if she has won fairly then well done to her, but as I say, something doesn't seem right about it.

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It's a shame that it's come to the point where amazing Chinese feats are immediately under suspicion. Yeah, maybe the Chinese institutions brought it upon themselves, but it's unfortunate for those Chinese athletes that really are superb and out of this world.

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It's a shame that it's come to the point where amazing Chinese feats are immediately under suspicion. Yeah, maybe the Chinese institutions brought it upon themselves, but it's unfortunate for those Chinese athletes that really are superb and out of this world.

If this was any country, it would be suspicious. It just stinks more because of China's history.

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Here are the medal results for July 30.

Men's 200m Freestyle:

- GOLD: Yannick Agnel (France)

- SILVER (tie): PARK Tae-hwan (South Korea)

- SILVER (tie): SUN Yang (China)

Note: no bronze medal awarded here.

Women's 100m Backstroke:

- GOLD: Missy Franklin (United States) (Americas Record)

- SILVER: Emily Seebohm (Australia)

- BRONZE: Aya Terakawa (Japan) (Asian Record)

Men's 100m Backstroke:

- GOLD: Matthew Grevers (United States) (Olympic Record)

- SILVER: Nick Thoman (United States)

- BRONZE: Ryosuke Irie (Japan)

Women's 100m Breaststroke:

- GOLD: Ruta Meilutyte (Lithuania)

- SILVER: Rebecca Soni (United States)

- BRONZE: Satomi Suzuki (Japan)

Link 1: http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-200m-freestyle/phase=swm012100/index.html

Link 2: http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-100m-backstroke/phase=sww041100/index.html

Link 3: http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-100m-backstroke/phase=swm041100/index.html

Link 4: http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-100m-breaststroke/phase=sww031100/index.html

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only 15

Cool!!! She's my young sister's age, and is olympic champion!! :D

France has won 3 golds in swimming! Wow!! :o well... Agnel has done almost everything...

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Was just watching the CTV commentary about that 16 year old Chinese girl. They were basically insinuating that she's on performance enhancing drugs cause she was actually faster than Lochte and destroyed her PB time more than 5 seconds in a short span of time. They said as technology advances they'll catch whatever it is in 5-8 years since that sample is kept in storage for many years after the games are done..lol I'm not sure what to make of it but it does look pretty incredible and too good to be true. But congrats to her if its all legit!

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Was just watching the CTV commentary about that 16 year old Chinese girl. They were basically insinuating that she's on performance enhancing drugs cause she was actually faster than Lochte and destroyed her PB time more than 5 seconds in a short span of time. They said as technology advances they'll catch whatever it is in 5-8 years since that sample is kept in storage for many years after the games are done..lol I'm not sure what to make of it but it does look pretty incredible and too good to be true. But congrats to her if its all legit!

She needs to do a gender test.

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Was just watching the CTV commentary about that 16 year old Chinese girl. They were basically insinuating that she's on performance enhancing drugs cause she was actually faster than Lochte and destroyed her PB time more than 5 seconds in a short span of time. They said as technology advances they'll catch whatever it is in 5-8 years since that sample is kept in storage for many years after the games are done..lol I'm not sure what to make of it but it does look pretty incredible and too good to be true. But congrats to her if its all legit!

CTV is not the only foreign media that reported this news. NBC has basically called it, too, with a twist. They went to an American swimming coach and his reaction was venom to the Chinese. By the way, it is funny that this news came about when an anti-CCP Chinese news channel uploaded a video about how doping is "a regular occurrence" to Chinese athletes. In other words, despite the IOC's and WADA's attempts to catch cheaters, somehow the Chinese is "always one step ahead" of them. Who knows what is going on here, but it is starting to become a sad story to those Chinese athletes who DID work hard to get where they are now. Instead, some of the world's media sees them as "drug users with no remorse."

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Sad part about it, is that in the likely instance she is doping, it could be just as probable, she does not know it. Just like the East Germans of the 70's.

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On July 31, more Olympic swimming medals are going to be handed out for the following events:

- Men's 4 X 200m Freestyle Relay;

- Women's 200m Freestyle;

- Men's 200m Butterfly; and,

- Women's 200m Individual Medley.

Semifinal heats takes place for the following events:

- Men's 100m Freestyle;

- Women's 200m Butterfly; and,

- Men's 200m Breaststroke.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=31-july/all-day.html

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If this young girl was a British or American or Australian swimmer for example and had achieved this - people would be celebrating her and being on drugs would not be considered. But it seems like because the girl is Chinese then she must be on drugs. Could it be that she is just talented and worked hard.

Maybe it due to many nations like Britain failing so far to live up to expectations at these games,

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If this young girl was a British or American or Australian swimmer for example and had achieved this - people would be celebrating her and being on drugs would not be considered. But it seems like because the girl is Chinese then she must be on drugs. Could it be that she is just talented and worked hard.

Maybe it due to many nations like Britain failing so far to live up to expectations at these games,

Yep agreed. One of the things they said against her was she shaved 5 seconds of her Personal Best. Then someone on the news here said Emily Seebohm or might've been another Aussie swimmer slashed 1 second of there PB in 100m whereas the girl swam in 400m so about the same thing but because China has had a bad past they assume. Even Dawn Fraser mentioned China's bad past

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Ellen Gandy, thought to be one of Great Britain's main medal contenders today, has failed to even make the semi-finals of the 200m butterfly

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