Judgement Day Looming for Banned Aussie Swim Star Shayna Jack

Shayna Jack
JUDGEMENT DAY LOOMS: Banned swim star Shayna Jack ready to fight for her career. Photo Supplied

Banned Australian swim star Shayna Jack’s fight to save her career is closer to resolution as she forges ahead towards a hearing with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Jack’s coach Dean Boxall has told Australian media that his charge could well be informed within days of her pending CAS appeal hearing.

Australian media outlets reported today that Jack is most likely to make a video conferencing appearance due to COVId-19 restrictions to appeal a four-year ban recommended by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority in March.

The Commonwealth Games gold medallist and member of Australia’s world record breaking 4x100m freestyle relay team was sent home from the Australian team camp in Japan (en-route to Korea for the Fina World Championships) last year after she had tested positive to Ligandrol, a muscle growth agent.

Jack has denied knowingly taking the drug.

Boxall old ABC radio: “Shayna will hopefully find out this next week when her date is for CAS. Everything has basically been finalised.

“We are now just waiting for CAS. The finalities are coming up, so that’s exciting.

“It is coming to the end, which is fantastic. We feel really positive about it.”

Due to her positive test Jack has been unable to train in Boxall’s squad or any other Swimming Australia High Performance program.

But Swimming Australia has provided mental health assistance throughout the process.

Boxall said Jack had been trying to stay optimistic but had still been anxious as her appeal hearing loomed.

“She is also nervous the poor girl because she knows this is it, you have no more road to go on,” he said.

“What comes up ahead is where we will be… the date is pretty soon, it will be imminent really.

“This whole journey is coming to an end.”

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