[quote]multiple dopers wrote:
"Weak sauce. Phelps has been great for what - 10 years? extended periods of greatness = no PEDs."
Not that I'm saying Phelps doped or not. But your reasoning appears to be real weak, as
1. when Phelps won his 1st gold he's young, just like that Chinese girl.
I see your point, but I'll call it weak also - if Phelps were 16 and put together an unlikely performance like this Chinese swimmer his first games, then yes, he would be suspicious.
The elephant in the room is China's crap record on doping in women's swimming - of course that is unfair to a 16 year old, but it has to be considered.
"From nothing to four Golds at the 1992 World Champs and the 1992 Olympics to 12 Golds at the 1994 World Champs. That kind of improvement is questionable. At the 94 Asian Games, 11 Chinese women swimmers tested positive for dihydrotestosterone; at the 96 Olympics they only won a single gold medal, and no positive tests. 98 World Champs and four swimmers tested positive, plus human growth hormone was found in a swimmer's luggage. Before the 2000 Olympics, China removed four women from its squad for odd test results and no swimmer from China earned any medals. At the 2004 Olympics, none of the swimmers tested positive and they earned one gold medal. That is a a lot of up and down in the medal count, and a lot of positive drug tests."