Mauricio Fiol, Pan American Games Silver Medalist, Tests Positive for Stanozolol

Jul 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Mauricio Fiol of Peru competes in the men's 200m butterfly swimming final during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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Mauricio Fiol, the Pan American Games silver medalist in the 200-meter fly, has tested positive for the banned drug Stanozolol and will have to return the medal.

Fiol tested positive for the drug that has been banned since 1976.  It is an anabolic steroid.

Fiol posted on his Facebook page that he unintentionally tested positive, and has accepted being stripped of his silver medal.

Fiol posted a 1:55.15 to take silver in the 200-meter fly behind Leonardo De Deus for what was then seen as a Peruvian record.  He also broke the Peruvian record in the 100-meter fly with a 52.25 in prelims, but has been pulled from tonight’s final in that event after qualifying second overall.

Fiol’s positive drug test is a boon for Canada in the 200 fly, as Zack Chetrat now moves from bronze to silver, while Alec Page moved up from fourth to bronze.

The silver medal in the 200 fly was Fiol’s first major international medal. He competed at the 2012 Olympics in the 200 fly, finishing 25th overall with a 1:59.02. His national record is likely to return to 1:58.29, which he swam at the 2013 world championships to place 19th overall.

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6 years ago

Nils Liess

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Olol !!

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6 years ago

He “unintentionally tested positive” for steroids. So I guess that means he meant to cheat and got caught?

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6 years ago

Ups…

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6 years ago

Intencional or not it is a hard lesson for any swimmer who has dedicated years to this sport, I am sure he will learn from this one. The consequence to this will take years. Every swimmer should think twice, and get informed well before going this route.