& # 39; I owe Mack an apology & # 39 ;: Dylan Alcott reveals why he has removed all traces of his friend Horton from Instagram following the swimmer's anti-doping protest
- Alcott said he had taken photos with Horton because he too was cheated
- Horton took an attitude against doping by not standing on stage with Sun Yang
- He was brought in more after his teammate confirmed that she tested positive for drugs
Paralympian Dylan Alcott removed all traces of his friend and Australian Olympic swimmer Mack Horton after his anti-doping protest in South Korea.
The Australian wheelchair basketball player and tennis player told Carrie and Tommy of 2Day FM that he owes Horton his apology, but said he could no longer handle the online abuse he received from Chinese trolls.
The annoying remarks about his social media profiles were only reinforced after news agent Horton's teammate Shayna Jack had been involved in his own doping scandal.
& # 39; Mack is a good friend of mine, but I chose to remove all my content from him online because I dealt with too much abuse of Chinese hackers, & he said.
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Paralympian Dylan Alcott removed all traces of his friend and Australian Olympic swimmer Mack Horton after his anti-doping protest in South Korea (shown together)
Horton and his girlfriend Ella Walter were also flooded with vicious assault and death threats following the swimmer's protest against rival Sun Yang.
Horton was shot at because he refused to stand next to the Chinese swimmer Sun Yang in a challenging protest at the Sunday World Championships in South Korea.
Sun narrowly defeated Olympic champion Horton and claimed his fourth straight 400m freestyle world title during the opening night of the eight-day event on Sunday.
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, 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
Mack Horton breaks his silence over revelations of his bomb his teammate failed a drug test
Horton said that his teammate's positive test had not changed his attitude to doping.
& # 39; I was disappointed to hear late yesterday that a fellow team member from Dolphins had recently returned a positive A sample, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I welcome the decision to immediately remove the relevant athlete from further competition until this issue is resolved.
& # 39; My position remains strong – clean sport must be a priority for all athletes, all sports and all countries. & # 39;
But Chinese viewers turned against Horton after his resistance – and those trolls got more ammunition after the news broke Jack had quietly left the team after a positive result for Ligandrol.
Alcott went on to say that he felt like 20-year-old Jack, but that athletes are responsible for knowing what they put into their own bodies.
& # 39; There is a full responsibility policy, which means that if you choose to take a supplement that has not been approved or approved by ASADA, full responsibility rests with us as athletes. & # 39;
Jack says she didn't know it was in her system, but Alcott said this might not be a valid excuse.
& # 39; Shayna and her lawyers will certainly claim that, but full responsibility lies with us as athletes. & # 39;
Alcott further explained how thorough the random drug testing policy in Australian sport is.
& # 39; Shayna and I are both on the same ASADA list, and we have to log where we are an hour every day for officials, & # 39; he explained.
& # 39; They can pop up randomly at that location and sit next to me until I deliver a blood and urine sample.
Shayna Jack (photo) said she had never missed a drug test and was not aware that she had done anything wrong until she was summoned to a meeting with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority who confirmed her A- tests showed a positive value
& # 39; You must be nipples naked on your knees during the test so that they can see that the monsters are definitely coming out of you. & # 39;
Jack said she had never missed a drug test and was unaware that she had done something wrong until she was summoned to meet with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority who confirmed that her A tests were positive .
& # 39; If you miss three random tests in those circumstances, it's a four-year automatic ban, & # 39; Alcott continued.
& # 39; I was in bed with a partner and they showed up at my house and I just peeed so that I had nothing to give.
WHAT IS LIGANDROL?
Ligandrol is a little-known drug that is favored by bodybuilders to repair worn muscles.
It is known that it increases muscle mass.
The drug is currently undergoing clinical trials and is believed to be found only on the black market.
It is marketed as a possible treatment for osteoporosis and muscle degradation disorders.
Jack insists that the drug can be found in & # 39; contaminated supplements & # 39 ;.
& # 39; And they stay on my bed until I can produce 90 ml for them. & # 39;
Alcott said he understood that accidents are happening, but that civil servants provide as much assistance as possible to athletes by approving certain proteins and products.
& # 39; For example, we are warned not to eat meat in some Asian countries because they sometimes use testosterone in their products.
& # 39; If you are tested after eating meat that has come into contact with testosterone, this is an automatic four-year ban. There is no way to prove that it comes from there. & # 39;
& # 39; I really don't mind the first strike and you're out of policy, & # 39; he said.
Shayna Jack was fired from the Australian swimming team after a positive measurement for the drug Ligandrol
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