South Africa swimming Olympic champion is banned for one year

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 South Africa swimming Olympic champion is banned for one year


Fina reported on February 7 that on May 18 last year, Schumanns drug test results were positive in a routine drug test outside a competition, and the prohibited substance was GW501516 (a hormone and metabolic modulator). Fina decided to impose a one-year ban on Schumann (starting May 18 last year).

Schumann attributed it to contamination of his drugs. I will never intentionally take illegal drugs. This one-year ban, rather than the usual two to four-year ban, proves the understanding of fina. They think it must be unintentional pollution, rather than intentional athletes.

Even so, Schumann admits, the result has had a huge impact on him and he is under great pressure. In the past, when other athletes claimed that the drugs were contaminated due to unqualified drug tests, I never believed them, but now I know from this painful experience that the facts are not as simple as I thought before. With the ban due to end in May, Schumann still has the chance to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. If possible, I am still determined to fight in the Olympic Games. As a famous swimmer in South Africa, Schumann helped South Africa win the gold medal in the mens 4x100m freestyle final at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and also broke the world record and Olympic record at that time. In addition, Schumann won silver medal in mens 100m freestyle and bronze medal in mens 50m freestyle. His achievements in gold, silver and copper also made him one of the most concerned swimmers in Athens Olympic Games. (end) source of this article: China News Network Editor in charge: Cao Liqiao and ns1806

Even so, Schumann admits, the result has had a huge impact on him and he is under great pressure. In the past, when other athletes claimed that the drugs were contaminated due to unqualified drug tests, I never believed them, but now I know from this painful experience that the facts are not as simple as I thought before.

With the ban due to end in May, Schumann still has the chance to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. If possible, I am still determined to fight in the Olympic Games.

As a famous swimmer in South Africa, Schumann helped South Africa win the gold medal in the mens 4x100m freestyle final at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and also broke the world record and Olympic record at that time. In addition, Schumann won silver medal in mens 100m freestyle and bronze medal in mens 50m freestyle. His achievements in gold, silver and copper also made him one of the most concerned swimmers in Athens Olympic Games. (end)