Weightlifter banned for two years

Weightlifter Adam Fedorciow has been suspended from all sport for a period of two years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

Mr Fedorciow tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substance higenamine and its metabolite coclaurine, following an In-Competition test on 15 July 2017, during the British Weightlifting Championships.

Mr Fedorciow was charged with an ADRV pursuant to Article 2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules – “Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample.”

Nicole Sapstead, UKAD’s Chief Executive, said: “Athletes at all levels of sport must adhere to the principle of strict liability, meaning they are solely responsible for the substances found in their body.

“UKAD works hard to ensure athletes are educated around anti-doping rules and regulations, enabling them to be fully informed when making decisions.”

The period of Ineligibility shall apply from 15 July 2017 and will expire at midnight on 14 July 2019.

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