Hong Kong (CNN) - Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen has strongly denied that she's a drugs cheat following a series of record-breaking swims at the Olympics in the past few days.
"My achievements derive from diligence and hard work, I will never use drugs. Chinese athletes are clean," Ye told reporters late Monday. "The Chinese team is extremely strict on doping control, so I can assure you that is not an issue with us."
The 16-year-old world champion set a new Olympic pace for the 200-meter individual medley Monday with a time of 2:08.39 to take her into the Tuesday final.
This morning on "Early Start," Sports Illustrated Video's Maggie Gray on why people should give the Chinese swimmer the benefit of the doubt in doping allegations.