LAUSANNE, Switzerland, October 25. TODAY, FINA announced a two-year suspension as well as a warning for a pair of swimmers who tested positive for banned substances.
Russia’s Igor Akhlustin is yet another swimmer to test positive for Methylhexaneamine. This substance, that also is shown in supplements as 1,3-dimethylamylamine continues to hit swimmers throughout the world. Akhlustin tested positive for the substance on June 18, 2013 at the Russian National Championships in Moscow, and has been banned for two years by Russia with the sanction beginning on July 3, 2013.
Methylhexaneamine is a nasal decongestant that has actually led to death. Australia has banned the substance altogether.
Meanwhile, France’s Lisa Ferreira tested positive for Terbutaline on June 29, 2013 at the French Swimming Championships in Mulhouse. The French Swimming Federation gave her a slap on the wrist with a warning as the substance can be used with a Therapeutic Use Exemption in advance.