Just a few days before the start of the FINA World Water Sports Championships, the Australian Cuirass Shayna Jack announced her sudden retirement from the world's largest swimming competition outside the Olympics.
As we reported on June 14, Jack explained through her social media, "It's very sad that I have to resign from the World Cup for personal reasons."
With the uncertainty arose questions and speculations that have now been confirmed as the 2017 World Cup medalist has tested positive for a banned substance. You can read our first full report from yesterday here.
From the first announcement as well as during yesterday's press conference by Leigh Russell of Swimming Australia, the substance for which Jack had tested positive had yet to be named.
Today, on July 28, Jack revealed on her Instagram account that the banned substance Ligandrol was found in both its A and B samples.
Ligandrol, also known as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) LGD-4033 was originally developed for the treatment of muscle wasting conditions such as aging, osteoporosis, muscular dystrophy and cancer, and is being promoted as a selective nonsteroidal anabolic agent. (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority).
The original test was conducted on June 26, with Jack being notified of the positive A-Probe on July 1
Per Russell said yesterday, however, that Jack wanted to wait until their teammates were ready at the World Championships to announce the results of The test defended the organization's policy of not public speaking until either the ASADA or the athlete announced the failed test.
However, this decision left sprint ace Cate Campbell behind after her 50-meter semi-final in a precarious position to field Shayna Jack questions about the Aussie head coach Jacco Verhaeren himself in Gwangju for a comment does not provide.
Jack describes her entire situation through a detailed description of the situation from her perspective, which she named Shayna Jack Truth.
Below is an excerpt.
On Friday, July 19, the results of my & # 39; B sample & # 39; in front. I had a sense of hope knowing that I did not take this substance and that it was a mistake in the test and that I would return to compete for my country and with the team, however that was not the case. When I read the results my brain could not even understand what I saw. I had to read it several times before I felt the same pain and grief again. I immediately turned to my grandmother, who was with me and wailed at the time. With my legs no longer holding me up I fell to the ground.
Per The Sydney Morning Herald, ASADA published a blog post on the substance on November 6 last year in which it states it had occurred in 17 failed drug tests since 2015, though the substance had only "rare" medium- to long-term clinical trials, meaning that its long-term health effects are unknown.
At this year's World Cup, two swimmers have already refused to claim the podium with China's Sun Yang man who is planning a public hearing on CAS this fall. One of the men who refused to recognize Sun in photographs was Mack Horton from Australia, who says sport has no room for drug addicts, even though his compatriot is now in the limelight.
Regarding the International In the Swimming League (ISL), Jack has been called to the Cali Condors in the US, and their status is now potentially jeopardized by this news. The league was very vocal in terms of zero tolerance, a policy that precluded earlier positive testers like the aforementioned Sun and Russian Yuliya Efimova, but also rejected non-positive testers like Thomas Fraser-Holmes.