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Ye and Fu miss out on Tokyo

China named a 30-strong swimming team for the Tokyo Games yesterday but 2012 double Olympic champion Ye Shiwen misses out, with triple gold medalist Sun Yang already absent because of a doping violation.

Also failing to qualify was Fu Yuanhui, the Rio 2016 bronze medalist whose bubbly personality won hearts at home and abroad.

China is looking to improve on the disappointing one gold medal in swimming — Sun in the 200m freestyle — it won in Rio, having taken five golds at London 2012.

Sun is banned after he was suspended for more than four years last month for refusing to give a sample to doping inspectors.

Local media said Ye had failed to meet the qualifying standard in trials. Now 25, she burst onto the scene as a teenager at London 2012, winning the women’s 400m individual medley in a then-world-record time.

Zhang Yufei did however make the squad and the 23-year-old has been touted as a possible star of the Olympics, hailed as “the new butterfly queen” after she soared at the national championships in May, winning five gold medals and a silver.


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