Ye picked up a second gold medal last night, adding the 200m individual to the gold she picked up on Saturday. However her father has said that she is both exhausted and worried by the accusations still being levelled against her.
16-year-old Ye Shiwen is still in the spotlight after her first win was dubbed “unbelievable” and led to claims of doping.
However, Ye’s father spoke out this morning, telling the Telegraph of his anger at what he perceives to be a racist Western media, jealous of his daughter’s Olympic success.
“How could [someone] act like this when they have no evidence? I think this is too much,” he told the paper. “I think they are viewing people through coloured lenses.”
Last night, Ye was again forced to deny that she had used banned substances, tainting her glory as she picked up another gold.
“They are biased,” she said. “In other countries there are swimmers that have won many medals and nobody questions them. How come people will criticise me because I have won two?”
The teenager has consistently denied being a doper as rumours have gathered pace. Suspicion was aroused when Ye broke the world record for the individual 400metres individual medley on Saturday, swimming the final 50m faster than world champion American male swimmer Ryan Lochte.
The performance led to executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association, John Leonard, described her performance as “unbelievable” while previous world record holder Stephanie Rice called it “insanely fast”.
However Ye’s father said that his daughter was innocent of the charges and that the Western media should be ashamed to have left the teenager so exhausted and worried.
“Shame on the west. It is too much,” he said.