Saturday, August 04, 2012

Photo: Female Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen looks perfectly natural to me

Oops. My bad. This is a photo of Vera De Milo.

On the other hand, this is Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen:

More than a few eyebrows were raised when Ye Shiwen, a 16-year-old Chinese swimmer, knocked five seconds off her personal best in the 400-meter individual medley. She even swam the last lap faster than [male] U.S. medal winner Ryan Lochte.

Commentators watching the race called it "unbelievable." But John Leonard, head of the American Swimming Coaches Association, went a big step further, saying her race "was reminiscent of some old East German swimmer."

... "If there are suspicions, then please lay them out using facts and data," Xu Qi, head of the Chinese swimming team. told the state news agency Xinhua. "Don't use your own suspicions to knock down others. This shows lack of respect for athletes and for Chinese swimming."

The final world from Olympic officials cleared the Chinese swimmer's name.

"She's clean. That's the end of the story," said Colin Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association reporting on the results of official drug tests.

She looks perfectly natural to me, though she was reportedly ejected from a Tesco store for carrying around a six pack and two guns.

I'll be here all week. Remember to try the roast beef special... and to tip your waitresses.

1 comment:

Gear Jane said...

HAHA that is a perfect blog post reference. Vera De Milo was soo funny. Have you seen the 'buff beautiful and bitchin'?

Anyway, only time will tell if Ye Shiwen was legitimate.