FINA Anti-Doping Commission Hears Yuliya Efimova Appeal, Decision Pending

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 28. YULIYA Efimova, the Russian breaststroke star who tested positive for the drug dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), has had her hearing in front of the FINA Anti-Doping Panel according to Russian media reports. A ruling is expected to be announced later after FINA has the chance for a complete due diligence with new information provided during the meeting.

Efimova, a world champion in the 50 and 200 breaststroke last summer, tested positive and has been on a provisional suspension since January 24.

“At the meeting, Yuliya Efimova brought a lawyer from the United States, where she trains,” Russian Swimming Federation president Vlad Salnikov said. “We also attended with a representative from the Russian side and an interpreter. The meeting lasted almost the whole day, but as I was informed, the decision will be announced later.”

Efimova’s positive test happened in Oct. 2013.

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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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