Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
USADA announced today that Cheyenne Schenk, of West Palm Beach, Fla., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a six-month suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Schenk accepted a six-month period of ineligibility that began on January 28, 2019, the date she accepted a provisional suspension.
Based on Schenk’s successful completion of a USADA anti-doping educational tutorial, her period of ineligibility was reduced by three months. In addition, Schenk has been disqualified from competitive results obtained on and subsequent to December 9, 2018, the date her positive sample was collected, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.
Athletes are advised that the use of a substance or medication out-of-competition, that is prohibited only in-competition, may result in an anti-doping rule violation if the prohibited substance is still present in their body when tested at a competition. USADA cannot predict the clearance time for any substance for any particular individual. If an athlete needs to therapeutically use a substance prohibited in-competition and they are nearing a competition, they are strongly encouraged to contact USADA to learn if they need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
• This media release was published by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on 26 February. Click here for the original.
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