Leonard rejected comparisons to Michael Phelps, who broke the 200m butterfly world record when he was just 15, back in 2001. "Phelps got consistently faster every year on a normal improvement curve. There has never been anything that you look at in any of Mr Phelps' swims that you look at and say 'well, that's impossible, that can't be done.'... [A] woman does not out-swim the fastest man in the world in the back quarter of a 400m IM that is otherwise quite ordinary. It just doesn't happen."
July 30, 2012
"Any time someone has looked like superwoman in the history of our sport they have later been found guilty of doping."
John Leonard, the executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association, saying that Ye "looks like superwoman."