FINA Announces Two Indonesian Swimmers Banned for Two Years for Doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 10. FINA has announced today that a pair of Indonesian swimmers have both been banned two years for positive Methylhexaneamine tests stemming from the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

Indra Gunawan
On July 1, 2013, a swimmer Indra Gunawan (INA) was tested positive to the substance Methylhexaneamine (Class S.6.b Specified Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Incheon (KOR).

The FINA Doping Panel decided according to the FINA DC Rule 10.2 to impose on the athlete a period of two (2) years ineligibility, starting on July 1, 2013.

Furthermore, the FINA Doping Panel decided that all results achieved by the swimmer after July 1, 2013 shall be annulled together with the consequence thereof (forfeiture of medal/prizes, reimbursement of prize-money).

Putera Guntur Pratama
On July 2, 2013, a swimmer Putera Guntur Pratama (INA) was tested positive to the substance Methylhexaneamine (Class S.6.b Specified Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Incheon (KOR).

The FINA Doping Panel decided according to the FINA DC Rule 10.2 to impose on the athlete a period of two (2) years ineligibility, starting on July 2, 2013.

Furthermore, the FINA Doping Panel decided that all results achieved by the swimmer after July 2, 2013 shall be annulled together with the consequence thereof (forfeiture of medal/prizes, reimbursement of prize-money).

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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