Swimming bosses have revealed that Australian swimmer Shayna Jack is not the only one who tests positive for prohibited substances.
FINA director Cornel Marculescu, the chief of the swimming board, said that two non-Australian athletes were caught doping – but did not disclose whether or not they are world champions.
& # 39; There are two more. But we have to end the case, & he said in a press conference on the last day of the championships.
The bomb arrives just as Jack, 20, is confronted with a ban that seems to shatter her Olympic Olympic dream after he sensationally revealed on social media on Sunday that her B monster had been tested positive.
Her coach Dean Boxell addressed the scandal on Tuesday and said he & # 39; no idea & # 39; had how it went wrong.
Shayna Jack, is the newest rising star involved in a doping scandal, which tested positive for Ligandrol last month during a routine drug test (shown during a training trip in Phuket)
Jack (left) debuted for Australia in 2017, where she won two silvers in Budapest, but gained credibility when she swam with the sisters in 2018 at the Commonwealth Games and Tokyo Pan Pacifics to get a gold team medal
& # 39; I have no idea, I can't answer, sorry, I have no idea, & # 39; he said to Sunrise.
& # 39; She's a 20-year-old girl going through a very, very difficult time, and she doesn't have an answer yet. She just doesn't know. It is very difficult. & # 39;
While she waits for her fate, Leigh Russell, CEO of Swimming Australia, admits that some doping cases may be the result of athletes making a simple mistake.
Russell said that some positive drug tests are the result of an athlete who slips and swallows something without fully knowing the content.
& # 39; I do think people can make mistakes and do things seemingly and unintentionally, & # 39; she said.
FINA exec Cornel Marculescu revealed that two other swimmers have tested positive
# It requires a lot of care and vigilance, they (athletes) do not live like normal people.
& # 39; It goes without saying that from time to time you get people who may not have realized that something is on the list.
& # 39; But it doesn't matter, it's their fault. & # 39;
Critics have taken their target on SA after being silent when the sprinter was told her. A sample was tested positive for a non-steroidal anabolic substance popular with bodybuilders – Ligandrol – on July 12.
She was sent home the same day from the Australian World Title Training Camp in Japan, citing & # 39; personal reasons & # 39 ;.
It led to the uncomfortable situation in which the few SA officials who knew about Jack's positive test could only watch silently while Olympic champion Mack Horton launched an anti-doping protest against the world titles in South Korea, totally unaware of the fact that his former teammate had tested positive.
Marculescu also considered Mack Horton's controversial protest against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, and said he believes it is probably more of a personal issue than a doping problem. used to be.
& # 39; It's more: & # 39; You beat me, I have to beat you somehow, & he said, adding that the swimmers may regret their actions now.
& # 39; Sometimes we make mistakes. & # 39;
Shayna & # 39; s coach Dean Boxell addressed the scandal on Tuesday and said he & # 39; no idea & # 39; had how it went wrong
Horton, 23, suppressed criticism last week for refusing to stand next to Yang in a provocative protest against doping at the South Korea World Championships.
Sun narrowly defeated Olympic champion Horton and claimed his fourth straight 400m freestyle world title during the opening night of the eight-day event on Sunday.
Horton accepted his silver medal but did not stand on the podium next to Sun as the Chinese national anthem played – nor did he pose for photos with his rival.
The FINA doping panel knew triple Olympic champion Sun of a doping violation in January, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in September.
Sun also filed a three-month suspension for doping in 2014.
& # 39; The doping panel is a completely independent body. They decided, you have seen the decision and the reasons, & Marculescu said.
& # 39; Whatever CAS decides, we have to accept it. & # 39;
Her announcement comes after teammate Mack Horton has taken away criticism for refusing to stand next to the Chinese swimmer Sun Yang in a challenging protest against doping at the World Championships in South Korea
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