A optimistic drug take a look at end result has prompted a nationwide title to be stripped from an American Olympic winner.
The US Anti-Doping Company introduced Tuesday that Tara Davis-Woodhall, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been penalized after testing optimistic for hashish. The drug take a look at was carried out following the 2023 USATF Indoor Championships on Feb. 17.
The 23-year-old gold medal winner has accepted a one-month suspension. Based mostly on the 2021 Code, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is assessed underneath a specific class permitting a three-month suspension to be diminished to solely a one-month penalty underneath two circumstances.
If the athlete confirms their substance use occurred after they weren’t in competitors.
If the athlete satisfactorily completes a therapy program authorised by The US Anti-Doping Company.
Comparable infractions have led to related disciplinary motion for all-star athletes like Sha’Carri Richardson who ignited social media when she was suspended for 30 days after testing optimistic for marijuana. She gained the 100-meter occasion on the U.S. Olympic trials in 2020, however was left off the Olympic relay workforce roster for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
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A press launch despatched by USADA requested the World Anti-Doping Company deal with the drug marijuana in a “simpler means.”
The press launch said, “WADA seeks enter on annually’s up to date model of the Prohibited Record. USADA has advocated and can proceed to advocate to WADA, the rule maker, to deal with marijuana in a fairer and simpler approach to establish true in-competition use.”
Davis-Woodhall hasn’t publicly acknowledged the suspension, and has not been energetic on her social media accounts for the reason that choice was introduced.
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