07/22 22:17 CDT No Horton vs Sun in 800 free after Aussie fails to qualify
No Horton vs Sun in 800 free after Aussie fails to qualify
By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) --- There won't be another podium protest by Mack
Horton in the 800-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships.
The Australian failed to qualify for the eight-man final. He finished 14th in
Tuesday's preliminary heats with a time of 7 minutes, 52.65 seconds.
Horton's rival, Sun Yang of China, grabbed the last spot for the final on
Wednesday. He was timed in 7:48.12.
Horton refused to step onto the podium or shake Sun's hand after finishing
second to Sun in the 400 free on Sunday. The Aussie received a standing ovation
from his fellow swimmers in the dining hall at the athletes' village that night.
FINA, swimming's world governing body, sent warning letters to Swimming
Australia and Horton after the protest.
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