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As Hagino got up to leave the press conference, chief technical researcher Lu Yifan told him to sit down, snapping: “Wait just a moment! Japan might be leading now but we’ve only had two days and I can assure you it’s just a temporary position.

Talk about sore losers. I hope someone from the Japanese side took old Lu aside after the press conference and taught him some manners.

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As Hagino got up to leave the press conference, chief technical researcher Lu Yifan told him to sit down, snapping: “Wait just a moment! Japan might be leading now but we’ve only had two days and I can assure you it’s just a temporary position.

Holy cow! Imagine if the American or Australian swimming powerhouse reacted that way!

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It's like the Kanye West interruption but with less class.

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Sounds like China and their officials need to be taught a lesson. Both athletic-wise and manner-wise.

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scipantheist: It's like the Kanye West interruption but with less class.

Really? Less class than Kanye's? :)

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China getting beat by Japan again. And the old animosities come out.

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Hagino is the real deal.

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Words mean nothing. If the Chinese have something to say, they should say it by winning medals. That's the only vocabulary that means anything.

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Ultra competitive is good but sportsmanship is needed.

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Maybe the Chinese are trying to get into his head to put him off focus. Just like the Koreans set up the ventilation system to blow wind on Japanese badmitten players, causing them to lose. Everyone is out to get Japan, no matter how fendish.

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Who the hell these Chinese officials think they are?

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It's so unfair! Even with their intense training and drug use the Chinese still can't beat Japan. The pollution in China also affects the lungs, but the Chinese coaches can't talk about that without ending up in jail.

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It's like the Kanye West interruption but with less class. Kwest has class... he rants on and on until your ears bleed

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Scrote: "It's so unfair! Even with their intense training and drug use the Chinese still can't beat Japan."

Well, it's obviously not just the Chinese coaches who lack class with their comments.

I watched the 200m being at my gym and it was fun to watch the "big three", as the media called them, neck and neck in the 200 m until the last leg. Hagino came from a second behind to win it, and he did an amazing job. The Chinese athlete, when Hagino first reached over to shake hands, seemed to completely ignore him (although he shook with him shortly after). The Korean was slightly more graceful. Anyway, good to see Japan catch up quite a bit in the medal tally, and do well in swimming overall. Now if only MORE sports in this major event were reported.

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Classless perhaps - but what he says hardly qualifies as a 'rant' - he thinks Japan are strong and (unsurprisingly!) is sure that that his own team can surpass them. I feel in most other cases this would be a a non-story.

It's sad to see in the midst of incredible sporting achievement that the headline story is about a couple of flippant remarks made by one person. Well done to Hagino I say.

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Keep up the good work Japan. Never ever mind those chinese sore losers. It's just a dirty tactic coming out of their barbaric minds. By the way the topic here is SWIMMING COMPETITION. Those who are loyal to china should read thoroughly.

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Hey yingfan 10minutes in the Sin Bin for un-sportsman like conduct! Ya putz!

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If there's one thing I can say about Japanese competitors in almost all fields: there are almost no cases of drug cheating, and I really respect Japan for that. Well done Hagino!

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What a baby......i can't believe that someone would actually react so poorly like that but then again...it is a chinese official so i guess i'm not surprised at this point LOL. I'm sure there's a good number of Chinese athletes who at least have some class and respectfullness compared to this old loser

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Boo hoo hoo.

I hope Japan win the rest, so we can hear China going "Waaaah, waaah, he said ba-ba-booie!"

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Not bad, considering China has 11 times the population of Japan.

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You will sometimes find people present themselves as if they have no manners or etiquette. That could largely in part be due to their child hood upbringing. They may have been so conditioned to behave in that way they become socially inadequate or ill-adjusted when they speak or present themselves to different groups of people. If could be a variety of bad habits and general lack of discipline that may have perpetuated this absence of common sense when in the company or presence of others. In the end people with poor manners, will be socially unaware and pretend as if the world revolves around them.

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Hagino isn't just winning those swimming events ... he is crushing his opposition. This shows that he is without doubt the best of the so-called best in those events. His competition continues to look on as he humbly accepts his gold medals on the winner's podium ... China has nothing to cry about ... they are being swamped in the pool. And look at judo ... Japan has won a handful of medals in this competition. So, the Japanese are doing quite well so far at the Asian Games.

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Japan is doing great so far. Japan is only four medals behind South Korea.

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drinron: "Never ever mind those chinese sore losers. It's just a dirty tactic coming out of their barbaric minds."

Amazing that you probably consider this a perfectly justified comment in regards to what is being incorrectly labelled a 'rant' by a coach. Hypocrisy, anyone?

JohnY921: Yeah. A bit of a rough start, but Japan is doing very well after the third day.

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Is China a bunch of sore losers or is it just me?

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"As Hagino got up to leave the press conference, chief technical researcher Lu Yifan told him to sit down, snapping: “Wait just a moment! Japan might be leading now but we’ve only had two days and I can assure you it’s just a temporary position."

Honestly, just utterly pathetic. Totally arrogant and childishly petulant in demanding that they have the last word always.

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How dignified! LOL

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A caddish remark. But hardly a rant.

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Japan was defeated by Korea by badminton men's team of 21st, but four countries including Japan submitted a note of protest to the organizing committee of the meeting when the direction of the wind of the meeting place might change during a game.Why than it do you not make an article?

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Yeah, nana. I heard about that. The wind was blowing against the Japanese guy and then when they changed sides the wind "mysteriously" changed as well. You can see it quite clearly on the video clip.

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