China is a BIG country. And Ye Shiwen gave a billion people something to really smile about. Two gold medals, a new World Record and a new Olympic Record. So why is it such a fine young athlete can have so many critics. Chinese Olympian and World Champion swimmer Ye Shiwen won a gold medal and crushed the olympic record in the 400-meter Individual Medley by almost a second. But for some odd (NOT) reason, people are accusing this fine lady of doping.
I was appalled when the talking heads on CNN Starting Point [transcript] deigned to criticize this talented woman about her performance in a sport about which they are far from experts.
O’BRIEN: “You know what? I think the five-second gap is a very big gap. It’s that issue. You know, at this level, people do not break records by five seconds to beat their own record.”
Well, I think Soledad O’Brien and her arrogant buddies should back their racist butts the frack up. Rude.
Even fellow athlete Ryan Lochte knows to show respect where respect is due.
“We were all talking about that at dinner last night… It was pretty impressive. And it was a female. She’s fast. If she was there with me, I don’t know, she might have beat me.”
Ye Shiwen didn’t beat the world record for Pete’s sake. She crushed it!
Ye Shiwen, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Keep up the good work! You keep kicking ass and win some more medals, girl. In the words of Titan Sports, winning again “is the best form of sporting vengeance.”
Well played. Er….swam.