Seeming to take aim at a country that has repeatedly run afoul of doping rules, Murphy revealed his frustration after taking the silver medal behind Evgeny Rylov in the 200-meter backstroke.

That came three days after Murphy β€” who swept the backstroke events at the 2016 Rio Games β€” settled for a bronze in the 100 back. In that race, he touched after both Rylov and another Russian, Kliment Kolesnikov.

β€œIt is a huge mental drain on me to hear I’m swimming in a race that’s probably not clean,” Murphy

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