Friday, June 21, 2024

Sierre Zinal girls’s champion busted for doping


On Saturday morning, the Sierre Zinal organizing committee launched a press release concerning the provisional suspension of 2022 Sierre Zinal champion Esther Chesang of Kenya after a optimistic check for the consumption of triamcinolone acetonide (glucocorticoid) throughout competitors.

In response to the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA), Chesang was examined upon arrival in Sierre-Zinal on Aug. 13, 2022. Her detrimental outcome from that date was confirmed by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in October.

Though Chesang examined detrimental on the race, she had a earlier optimistic check in Could 2022. Theoretically, Chesang shouldn’t have been allowed to run Sierre Zinal, however for the reason that optimistic check in Could was not publicly communicated by the Anti-Doping Company of Kenya (ADAK), she obtained no sanctions and was cleared to run.

The Sierre-Zinal committee harassed the dearth of transparency by the ADAK within the curiosity of combating the battle in opposition to doping.

The ultimate rating of the 2022 girls’s race has been suspended and is presently pending the result of ongoing disciplinary proceedings concerning Chesang.

Chesang solely completed 30 seconds forward of the second-place finisher Maude Mathys from Valais, Switzerland. Mathys is a three-time Sierre Zinal champion who will doubtless be awarded her fourth title as soon as proceedings finalize.

2022 Sierre-Zinal champions: Kenya’s Mark Kangogo (left) and Esther Chesang (proper). Picture: Sierre-Zinal/Fb

Your entire scenario is disagreeable for Sierre Zinal since they already needed to disqualify the 2022 males’s winner Mark Kangogo of Kenya in October. The 33-year-old examined optimistic for norandrosterone (anabolic steroid) and triamcinolone acetonide (glucocorticoid) after a post-race check. The 2022 males’s title was awarded to Andreu Blanes of Spain.


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