Original title: Australia's head swimming coach resigns and makes a parting speech: Holden is very real, he should boycott Sun Yang
Outgoing Australian swimming coach Jacques Verhallen delivered a series of resignation speeches and conclusions. He believed that Holden had no choice but to protest on the controversial podium at last year's FINA World Championships. If he stood with Sun Yang, he would not be his true self.
After experiencing the disappointing and dramatic London Olympics in 2012, Wilhallen helped rejuvenate Australian swimming and returned to his native Netherlands last week. Rohan Taylor has already assumed the leading role in the Tokyo Olympics and other events.
The Dutch first came to an organization that lacked trust and cohesion, but what was left was a talented Australian team, more than one Olympic champion, and the controversy left over from the World Championships held in South Korea last year. And Horton can be said to be a disciple whom Verhallen admires very much.
Most importantly, Horton finished second in the 400m freestyle, but refused to share the podium with Chinese player Sun Yang. Verhallen later said that this behavior symbolized the sport’s refusal to take the doping issue seriously, and Horton’s behavior made the doping issue take seriously, and he played a role in pushing FINA.
At the end of 2018, Sun Yang was banned for life by the International Court of Arbitration for Sports because of a dispute with the drug inspector at home. Many people believe that this ban provides strong evidence for Horton, but Wilharen said that Horton’s protest does not need to be confirmed because the protest itself demonstrates Horton’s courage and truthfulness.