Mack Horton refuses to stand on the podium with China’s gold medallist Sun Yang at the 2019 Fina World Championships. Photo: AFP Mack Horton refuses to stand on the podium with China’s gold medallist Sun Yang at the 2019 Fina World Championships. Photo: AFP
Mack Horton refuses to stand on the podium with China’s gold medallist Sun Yang at the 2019 Fina World Championships. Photo: AFP
Jonathan White
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Jonathan White

Sun Yang saga: Xinhua accuses Mack Horton of immaturity but Chinese state news agency is being childish

  • Sun is a great swimmer. He is also someone who has served a drug ban, so Mack Horton’s protests are fair
  • Xinhua accuses Australian of fuelling ‘conspiracy theory’ but they are just trying to find a scapegoat

Mack Horton refuses to stand on the podium with China’s gold medallist Sun Yang at the 2019 Fina World Championships. Photo: AFP Mack Horton refuses to stand on the podium with China’s gold medallist Sun Yang at the 2019 Fina World Championships. Photo: AFP
Mack Horton refuses to stand on the podium with China’s gold medallist Sun Yang at the 2019 Fina World Championships. Photo: AFP
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.