Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
USADA announced today that Lazaro Roman, of Miami, Fla., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for multiple prohibited substances. Roman, 48, tested positive for higenamine, clomiphene and its metabolites, and the M3 long-term metabolite (4α‐chloro‐18‐nor‐17β‐hydroxymethyl-17α‐methyl‐5α-androst‐13‐en‐3α‐ol) of dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT) as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on November 11, 2017, at the American Masters Weightlifting Championships.
Higenamine is a Specified Substance in the class of Beta-2 Agonists and clomiphene is a Specified Substance in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators, while DHCMT is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents. These substances are prohibited at all times under the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List that is upheld by the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and the International Weightlifting Federation Anti-Doping Policy, which is enforced by International Masters Weightlifting.
Roman’s four-year period of ineligibility began on December 12, 2017, the date his provisional suspension was imposed. In addition, Roman has been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to November 11, 2017, the date his positive sample was collected, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.
• This media release was published by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on 9 March 2018. Click here for the original.
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