Jamiaca Sprinter Briana Williams fails drug test

A 17-year-old Jamaican sprint, Briana Williams has tested positive for a banned substancethe under-20 world champion was found to have the diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide in her system during competition.

Williams reportedly tested positive for the substance at June’s Jamaican championships, where she clocked 10.94secs.

According to her coach, Ato Boldon has blamed ‘contaminated tablets’ for the failed drug test. It is understood that Williams’s defence rests on her taking medication for a cold.

Dr Emir Crowne, the representative of Williams said: ‘Our primary position will be that Ms Williams bears no fault in the circumstances and there should be no sanctions levied against her. That will be our primary position.

Read Also:  Mohamed Ould Ghazouani emerges as Mauritania new President

‘It will be an uphill battle, but this is one of the truly genuine times when there was nothing more that the athlete could do in the circumstances.’

Briana Williams has already qualified for the 100m at the World Championships in Doha next month and has spoken of her aim of winning Olympic gold as early as Tokyo 2020.

loading...

Check Also

Iran Accepts Responsibility For Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

The aerospace commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday a missile that was fired …