Former Missouri Diver David Bonuchi Banned 2 Years for Amphetamine Use

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 13.  FINA announced today that former Missouri diver David Bonuchi has been banned for two years after the organization “discovered” that Bonuchi had used the prohibited substance Amphetamine.

FINA stated today that Bonuchi used the stimulant during the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, and the organization has banned Bonuchi retroactively from July 13, 2013 to July 20, 2015.

According to FINA, Bonuchi’s test was not carried out by FINA, but the organization was informed of a positive test following a hospital visit by Bonuchi.

Bonuchi earned 10 All-American certificates during his time with Missouri and was named the 2013 Southeastern Conference Male Diver of the Year. At Worlds, he placed 10th on the 10-meter synchronized platform event.

FINA Antidoping Announcement

FINA discovered that during the period of the 15th FINA World Championships held from July 19, 2013 until August 4, 2013 in Barcelona (ESP), the diver David Bonuchi (USA) used a prohibited substance Amphetamine (Class S.6.a Non-Specified Stimulant) without any valid TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) in place and therefore violated the FINA DC Rule DC 2.2.

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 21, 2013 and ending on July 20, 2015, for his first anti-doping rule violation.

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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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