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28 minutes ago, starfinder said:

I think only Ashley himself really know if he did really purposely slow down or not. 

While I admire SRY on his achievement and humility even as a champion, there could be chance he may have observed wrongly especially from a distance.

Then this whole issue becomes just a misunderstanding.

It probably started as a misunderstanding or misinterpretation  of the fact, but it has since escalated and the stakes have risen considerably. 

My impression from reading the reports is the part of SRY's contention with Ashley's account was that it was put to him during media interview that he slowed to a crawl and that cost him a medal. Ashley did not clarify that during the media interview which perpetuates his act of sportsmanship. 

That got him nominated for the Fairplay award which he won. 

I don't think that SRY begrudged Ashley for the award. He just disagree that Ashley slowed down to a crawl and that cost him a medal. In his estimation, even if Ashley has really slowed down, it did not cost him a medal because his finishing time was a bit off from the medal timing. 

SA probably slighted because they were the one who nominated Ashley for the award and raised the stake with its 'problem kid' to cease and desist. Of cos, SRY was never going to just roll over. And his further comments prompted Ashley to sue him for defamation.

And here we are. 

It all seems a little superfluous to me but of cos I'm not the one who feels he's been defamed. :pardon:

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