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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Collins

Asian Games – China’s King of the Pool calls the Japanese Anthem ‘Ugly’

Updated: Jun 10, 2019

The controversial Chinese swim star Sun Yang does not like rival Japan’s national anthem. At the Asian Games, describing it as “ugly”.

The double Olympic champion told Chinese media he was very happy to help the men’s 4×100 metres freestyle relay team beat the Japanese on Wednesday. Adding salt to the Japanese relay teams wound, he said;

“The Chinese let their anger out tonight,” he is heard as saying on a Chinese-language audio passed to AFP. “Honestly speaking, the Japanese national anthem sounds ugly.”

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