July 31st, 2012
08:50 PM ET

Chinese Olympian Ye Shiwen on doping charges: "I will never do drugs"

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to a Sports Illustrated.com anchor Maggie Gray about the controversy surrounding Chinese Olympian Ye Shiwen.

Ye Shiwen's 'unbelievable' swims are talk of Olympics

How on earth could a teenage swimmer at her first Olympic Games knock five full seconds off her previous best performance? That's what has left so many people scratching their heads after watching China's Ye Shiwen smash the world record in the women's 400-meter individual medley.

The Chinese swimming prodigy's extraordinary swims during the first few days of the Olympics may have drawn praise from across the sport, but they've also raised suspicions of drug doping.

The 16-year-old world champion won gold Tuesday in the women's 200-meter individual medley, three days after coming from behind to take one second off the world record - and a whopping five seconds off her personal best - during her gold medal swim in the 400-meter individual medley.


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