Chinese trolls descended on Australian swimmer Shayna Jack after she had passed a drug test and withdrew from the World Championships.
Dozens of her Instagram comments flooded with taunts and drowned Australian fans trying to support the controversial athlete.
Jack initially claimed to be for & # 39; personal reasons & # 39; withdrew from the competition, but was forced to come clean on Saturday when the news about her failed test became known.
Chinese trolls descended on Australian swimmer Shayna Jack after passing a drug test and retiring from the World Championships
The Australian swimmer Shayna Jack (photo) has reportedly failed a doping test for the World Championships, forcing her to withdraw from the competition
Dozens of her Instagram comments flooded with taunts and drowned Australian fans trying to support the controversial athlete
& # 39; It was with great sadness and heartache that I had to leave because of allegations of having a prohibited substance in my system, & she wrote on Instagram.
& # 39; I have NOT intentionally used this substance. Swimming has been my passion since I was 10 years old and I would never deliberately use a prohibited substance that would respect my sport and jeopardize my career. & # 39;
Within hours, she was attacked in both English and Chinese by swimming fans who called her a drug addict, many spamming emoji's of medical pills.
& # 39; This country of Australia is just as waste as your swimmers. You do drugs and lose your face, & someone wrote.
& # 39; You laugh so hard, Dad. Shame on you. go back to your country, don't come out and lose your face! & # 39;
Many were inflamed by the ongoing controversy with the Chinese gold medalist Sun Yang who was allowed to compete despite his own doping test.
The Australian swimmer Mack Horton was often mentioned because the Chinese commentators accused Australians of hypocrisy.
Horton started a fire storm last week when he refused to share the stage with Sun after losing the 400m freestyle.
Revelations of Jack's reason to withdraw from the swimming event came after swimmer Mack Horton (left) protested against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang (center)
& # 39; The only thing Mack Horton has to do now is to cancel his citizenship or stop swimming, because he is too proud to be on the team with drug cheats & # 39 ;, spotted a Chinese troll.
& # 39; Aussies, what's a joke. (Someone else) cheating drugs, what about yourself? & # 39; another wrote.
& # 39; Make sure you are completely clean and then you are entitled to biased sun. Karma. & # 39;
Other Chinese commentators had more bizarre insults and strange suggestions for Jack and members of her team.
& # 39; The Australian swimming team can be dissolved. Or you can go to the drug trade, & someone wrote, implying that the swimmers would be too fast for the police to catch.
Another wrote: & # 39; & # 39; Don't explain it to your mother. You must return your medals. & # 39;
The Chinese were not the only ones who had a hard time with Jack. Although many Australians left supporting messages, others felt betrayed.
& # 39; Save us the bulls ** t. You've caught a lot and now you're trying to cover up, & wrote an Australian man.
& # 39; Thank you that many Australians now look like fools! & # 39;
Mrs. Jack (photo) seemed ready to make a big impact on Australia's world titles in their best relay outfits after showing a fast pace by finishing third in a 200m world class final and fourth in the 100m decision maker at the recent tests in Brisbane
American school champion Lilly King also lashed out and told reporters that she was Jack as a & # 39; drug cheat & # 39; considered.
Australian team leader Cate Campbell said that no member of the Dolphins team was aware of Jack's positive test until it was splashed about the news.
& # 39; I had absolutely no knowledge of this tonight. The only thing I knew before was that it was a personal issue and that we respected her privacy & she said.
& # 39; I think we should respect the process. We stand for clean sport and I think that the fact that Shayna is not present at the moment reinforces that attitude. & # 39;
Swimming World drama championships
* Chinese swimmer Sun Yang is being investigated for claims that he has broken a blood vial with a hammer to prevent it from being tested
* Australia Mack Horton responds by refusing to share the podium with him at the World Championships
* British swimmer Duncan Scott does the same in a different breed and evokes an angry Sun tirade
* The abstention of Australian swimmer Shayna Jack from the competition appears to be the result of a positive drug test
Swimming in Australia & # 39; confirmed that Jack had not passed a routine test from June 26, but did not disclose which drug she tested positive.
The governing body claimed that it kept the result secret because of its procedural rules during investigations.
& # 39; According to the specific legislation applicable to Australia's drug testing system, Swimming Australia is notified of any negative test results, just like WADA and FINA, & # 39; it said.
& # 39; During the process, all details are required to remain confidential until ASADA has completed its investigation, the athlete gets the right process and a result is determined. & # 39;
Richard Ings, the former head of Australia's anti-doping authority, ASADA, said, however, that this interpretation was incorrect.
& # 39; The WADA Code allows sport to publicly disclose details of provisional suspensions, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Many major sports have learned the hard way that if you cover yourself, you will inevitably get burned. Swimming in Australia is now also learning that lesson. Always announce provisional suspensions. & # 39;
Jack said in her Insagram message that she found the allegations & # 39; very difficult to process & # 39; found.
& # 39; Now there is an ongoing investigation and my team and I are doing everything to find out when and how this substance came into contact with my body & she said.
With high expectations for the swimmer, the sports world was shocked when Mrs. Jack (photo) announced that she would not participate in Gwangiu, in South Korea
Jack was looking forward to having a big impact on Australia's world titles in their first relay outfits after showing a marked pace by finishing third in a 200m world-class final and fourth in the 100m decision-maker at the recent tests in Brisbane.
With high hopes for the swimmer, the sports world was shocked when Jack announced that she would not participate in Gwangiu, in South Korea.
At the time, Dolphin Assistant Michael Bohl could not shed any further light on why the swimmer had mysteriously withdrawn.
& # 39; We don't know exactly. She left the team that we are clearly very disappointed with, but she left for personal reasons, & Bohl said.
& # 39; We all respect the privacy that she has requested and we will discover it in time. & # 39;
Horton, 23 (pictured, with his partner), accepted his silver medal but did not stand on the podium next to Sun as the Chinese national anthem played – nor did he pose for photos with his rival
Revelations of Jack's reason to withdraw from the swimming event came after swimmer Mack Horton protested against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang.
Sun served a doping ban in 2014 and was accused of destroying bottles of blood with a hammer during a collision with testers last year.
Sun was allowed to compete by FINA in South Korea, with a session of the Court of Arbitration in September in September threatening to be found guilty, giving him a lifelong suspension of the sport.
The Chinese swimmer narrowly defeated Olympic champion Horton and claimed his fourth straight 400m freestyle world title during the opening night of the eight-day swim titles in South Korea.
Horton, 23, accepted his silver medal, but did not stand on the podium next to Sun as the Chinese national anthem played – nor did he pose for photos with his rival.
Horton held out during the uncomfortable medal ceremony after being the only swimmer in the field who did not shake Sun's hand after the race.
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