NEW YORK – Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has reportedly been warned by the Australian anti-doping agency ASADA of a four-year ban.
Jack was sent home before the last World Championships after an unsuccessful drug test. Swimmer's A and B samples were both positive for the banned steroid ligandrol.
Jack has protested against her innocence and suggests that she will protest any suspension. In the meantime, Swimming Australia has been heavily criticizing the treatment of Jack's case, the national body accused of being covered up.
The 20-year-old Australian had previously been suspended by the new International Swimming League [ISL]].
Jack was selected last month to compete for the Cali Condors team during the ISL season, which begins in October. The league has set a zero tolerance policy regarding doping.
According to ISL, Jack's suspension was in force on Monday as the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency investigates. In the event of doping controls or offenses against morality, unrecorded records are considered ineligible.
The 20-year-old swimmer said she had tested positive for the substance Ligandrol, a substance she believes is contained in contaminated supplements. Jack hired a lawyer and said she will fight to clear her name.