Swimmer Chen Xinyi tests positive for banned substance in Rio Olympics

QQ: China Swimming Association confirms positive results in Chen Xinyi


18 year old Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide (a banned substance which acts as diuretic).
– Her case is being considered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Cnetz weigh in below:

[+9,563] I’m speechless. I respect the objective truth. It exists if it’s true, and won’t if it’s not. The truth isn’t something that can be changed by a patriotic heart. We can’t avoid a truth we must change and we shouldn’t either.

[+5,757] It’s more likely that she mistakenly injected it because hydrochlorothiazide is used as a diuretic and to combat high blood pressure.

[+5,374] As a Chinese, we must be patient! We shouldn’t rush to voice words just because of news that has been made public. The sacrifices made by athletes when gaining glory for the country are things that we can’t begin to imagine. Can’t we give them some time? Is this such a hard thing to do?

[+47] Drinking a can of Redbull or Coke is also enough to result in a positive result

[+42] China is really trying hard on the Olympics


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