Canadian Mary-Sophie Harvey Reveals Drugging, Injuries from Worlds

HARVEY Mary-Sophie ENS Energy Standard (ENS) ISL International Swimming League 2021 Match 8 day 1 Piscina Felice Scandone Napoli, Naples Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto
Mary-Sophie Harvey; Photo Courtesy: Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Canadian Mary-Sophie Harvey Reveals Drugging, Injuries from Worlds

Canadian Mary-Sophie Harvey shared on social media details of being drugged and injuries resulting from it during the last night of the World Championships in Budapest.

Harvey, 22, was part of the Canadian delegation to Worlds. While celebrating the competition that was finishing up in Budapest, she said she was drugged, leading to a “four-to-six-hour window where I can’t recall a single thing.”

Harvey said she met with doctors and psychologists to be treated. She sprain a rib, sustained a “small” concussion and was left with lots of bruising. (She shared photos of some of the injuries, though acknowledged there were others, “I wasn’t comfortable sharing.”

(As a warning, the post does show photos of her injuries.)

Harvey was eighth in the 200 IM on June 19 after being fourth in both prelims and semifinals in Budapest. She swam in prelims on the Canadian 800 free relay, garnering a bronze medal. At 22, she is one of the more versatile swimmers in Canada’s stable, able to contribute at international meets in a variety of events.

She said she labored over the decision to post about her ordeal but settled on doing so in the same of helping others who might be in this situation or could be educated about the risks.

Harvey wrote:

“To anyone reading this, please be careful. I thought I was safe, that it would never happen to me, especially while being surrounded by friends. But it did … and I wish someone had educated me on the matter prior to that night.”