Chad le Clos believes he has a claim on Sun Yang’s gold medal from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, with a verdict due Friday on the Chinese swimmer’s latest doping case.
“He should be banned. It’s as simple as that,” Le Clos said in an interview with The Associated Press this week. “Anyone who tests positive should be banned. I should get my gold medal back from Rio.
“Not for the moment. I lost that. I don’t really care about that,” Le Clos added on Wednesday. “It’s just for my record. If I break my leg and I can’t swim again I want my record to say, ‘Two individual golds, two individual silvers.’ Because that’s what it should be.”
Le Clos’ Olympic record currently contains one gold medal and three silvers — including a second-place finish to Sun in the 200-meter freestyle at the 2016 Games.
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