Doping allegations are swirling around Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen, who set an Olympic record Monday in the 200-meter individual medley semi-finals and broke a world record Saturday to win gold in the 400-meter individual medley. She swam the final leg of the latter race faster than the men's gold medalist, Ryan Lochte, in the same event. On Monday, John Leonard, the head of the World Swimming Association, called her performance "unbelievable" and said it was reminiscent of past instances of doping. Ye has vehemently denied that she's using performance-enhancing drugs.
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