LAUSANNE, Switzerland, November 5. A total of five doping bans were posted by FINA today in one of its largest single-day updates in quite some time with Methylhexaneamine being the primary culprit as swimmers continue to get caught taking the stimulant. Three of the tests came out of Russia.
Kyrgyzstan’s Vladislav Shuliko tested positive for Methylhexaneamine on Sept. 18 during a doping control test at the Eurasian Games held in Kazakhstan. The Kyrgyz Republic Swimming Federation banned him for one-year beginning on Oct. 28, 2013.
Russia’s Mikhail Dovgaluk also tested positive for Methylhexaneamine. His test occurred on June 13, 2013 at the Russian Junior Swimming Championships in Penza, Russia. He’s now drawn a one-year ban from the Russian Swimming Federation beginning on July 3.
Russia’s Victoria Mukhametova tested positive for the stimulant Bromantan on April 22, 2013 at the Russian Swimming Cup in Kazan, Russia. That drew her a one-year ban from the Russian Swimming Federation dating back to April 30, 2013.
The third Russian, Anton Komlev, tested positive for Fenoterol on June 11, 2013 at the Russian Junior Swimming Championships. He picked up a one-year ban from Russia starting on July 3, 2013.
And, finally, Poland’s Katarzyna Gorniak tested positive for the stimulants Beta-methylphenylethylamine and Oxylofryna at the Nationwide Youth Olympics in Drzonkow, Poland. The Polish Swimming Federation imposed a six-month ban on the youngster starting July 21, 2013.