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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ryan Murphy accuses swimming of not being clean after Evgeny Rylov’s 200m backstroke gold | Olympics News

USA’s Ryan Murphy accuses swimming of getting a doping drawback; Russia Olympic Committee’s Evgeny Rylov received 200m backstroke gold, GB’s Luke Greenbank earned bronze; SSN has contacted swimming governing physique FINA for remark; ROC describes doping allegations as ‘English language propaganda’

Final Up to date: 30/07/21 10:36am

USA's Ryan Murphy, Russian Evgeny Rylov and GB's Luke Greenbank stand on the podium after the 200m backstroke final

USA’s Ryan Murphy, Russian Evgeny Rylov and GB’s Luke Greenbank stand on the rostrum after the 200m backstroke last

Luke Greenbank’s Olympic bronze medal win within the males’s 200m backstroke was overshadowed as runner-up Ryan Murphy made cryptic remarks concerning the race not being clear after Evgeny Rylov’s victory within the occasion.

Murphy made no outright accusation concerning the Russian Olympic Committee’s Rylov, who backed up his win within the males’s 100m breaststroke earlier this week with an Olympic report time on this 200m last of 1 minute and 53.27 seconds.

He was 0.88secs away from defending champion Murphy – whereas Britain’s Greenbank completed third 1.45s adrift of Rylov – however the American instructed reporters afterwards it’s a “enormous drain” on him to swim “in a race that is most likely not clear”.

Rylov is amongst greater than 300 athletes at these Video games representing the ROC, following a Court docket of Arbitration for Sport ruling that partially upheld Russia’s attraction in opposition to World Anti-Doping Company sanctions after revelations of a state-sponsored doping programme within the nation.

Murphy of the USA also picked up the bronze medal in the men's 100m backstroke final earlier this week

Murphy of the USA additionally picked up the bronze medal within the males’s 100m backstroke last earlier this week

Murphy insisted on the medallists’ press convention his feedback had been extra aimed on the sport normally following an alleged dialog with Brent Nowicki, the chief director of swimming’s governing physique FINA.

“I do not know if (the race) was 100 per cent clear and that is due to issues which have occurred over the previous,” Murphy stated.

“To be clear, my intention is to not make any allegations right here. Congratulations to Evgeny, congratulations to Luke. On the finish of the day, I do consider there may be doping in swimming. And that’s what it’s.

“I met the brand new FINA government director, Mr Nowicki, at Olympic trials and we had been speaking about FINA and issues they wish to do to push the game ahead.

“He requested for my take and I stated ‘OK, FINA must be somewhat bit extra clear, each on the monetary aspect and on the drug testing aspect’.

“He stated ‘we’re engaged on it, it’ll be exhausting and it’ll take a very long time to clear this sport of doping’. Whenever you hear that from the highest that is powerful to listen to. That is what I consider.”

The Russian Olympic Committee have defended Evgeny Rylov's gold medal victory

The Russian Olympic Committee have defended Evgeny Rylov’s gold medal victory

Sky Sports activities Information has approached FINA and USA Swimming for remark.

The Russian Olympic Committee issued a response on its Twitter account, rubbishing any claims of doping on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, describing criticism as “English language propaganda”.

A press release learn: “How nerve-wracking the victories of our colleagues within the particular person classes are. Sure, we’re right here, on the Olympics. That’s completely proper. Whether or not any individual likes it or not.

“However you have to know tips on how to lose. However not everyone seems to be able to that. The road organ has once more began taking part in the tune about Russian doping. Somebody is twisting the deal with.

“English-language propaganda: the supply being verbal sweat on the Tokyo hearth from the mouths of resentful, defeated sportsmen.

“We won’t console you. We forgive those that are weaker. God is their decide. And we’re the assistant.”

Greenbank raises the Union Jack flag and collects the bronze medal following the men's 200m backstroke final

Greenbank raises the Union Jack flag and collects the bronze medal following the lads’s 200m backstroke last

Greenbank collected his first Olympic medal after touching out in 1min 54.72secs however the Cheshire swimmer agreed with Murphy’s assertion that extra might be executed to sort out doping within the sport.

“I imply it is clearly a really tough scenario not realizing whether or not who you might be racing in opposition to is clear,” he stated.

“It’s one thing that’s a part of sport and if I am trustworthy extra must be executed to form of sort out that.

“I can not actually communicate on Ryan’s behalf. Clearly there’s plenty of…media across the Russian Federation coming into the Olympics.

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“It is irritating seeing that as an athlete, having recognized that there’s a state-sponsored doping programme occurring and feeling like possibly extra could possibly be executed to sort out that however that is not for me to make these choices, actually.”

Rylov got here in for scrutiny following Murphy’s feedback, however the two-time Tokyo 2020 gold medallist was adamant he competes pretty and shouldn’t be tarnished as a result of he’s from Russia.

“I’ve at all times been for clear competitors,” he stated.

“I’m at all times examined. I’ll fill out all the varieties.

“From the underside of my coronary heart, I’m for clear sport. I’m devoting my entire life to this sport. I do not even know tips on how to react to that.

“Ryan has all the precise to assume the best way he does and to say no matter he says. That is at this time and right here that we reside. We do not reside up to now, we do not reside sooner or later. The time will inform.

“Truthfully, he didn’t accuse me of something, that’s the reason I haven’t got something in opposition to him as a result of he did not put up forth something in opposition to me immediately.”

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