UK swimmer Duncan Scott drew an angry reaction from Chinese swimmer Sun Yang as the Brit extended the podium protest launched by Aussie star Mack Horton against Sun, who has been accused of doping.
Scott shared third place with Russias Martin Malyutin in the mens 200m freestyle final at the World Championships in South Korea, which was won by Sun.
Replicating Hortons actions, Scott refused to shake the Chinese swimmers hand as he staged a silent protest against FINAs decision to allow Sun to compete despite being in the midst of a doping scandal.
In September, Sun will have a hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after he was accused of destroying his doping probes with a hammer. The athlete also served a three-month ban in 2014 after testing positive for a banned stimulant.
Scotts protest is the second at the event, as a day earlier Australian Olympic gold medalist Horton also ignored Sun during the award ceremony, later earning standing ovation from fellow swimmers.
Footage of Tuesday's medal ceremony appeared to show Sun shouting at Scott, while he also approached him afterwards, although both eventually left smiling.
Sun Yang gets in bronze medalist Duncan Scott's face after the 200m freestyle medal ceremony (Sun won gold after Lithuanian Danas Rapsys was DQed for a false start). Scott and Sun did not appear to shake hands, anRead More – Source