Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
USADA announced today that Kelly (Breanne) Dykes, of Statesboro, Ga., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Dykes, 21, tested positive for multiple prohibited substances, including clenbuterol, ostarine, and a metabolite of tamoxifen, as the result of an in-competition urine sample she provided on September 24, 2016, at the 2016 National University Championships in New Orleans, La. Ostarine and clenbuterol are in the class of Anabolic Agents, while tamoxifen is in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators. These substances are prohibited at all times under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policies, and the International Weightlifting Federation Anti-Doping Policy, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.
Dykes’ four-year period of ineligibility began on October 27, 2016, the date her provisional suspension was imposed. In addition, Dykes has been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to September 24, 2016, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.
• This media release was originally published by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on 16 March 2017. To access the original, please click here.
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