UK Anti-Doping has confirmed that Polish wrestler Tomasz Bielinski has been suspended from all competition for 15 months following an anti-doping rule violation.
Mr Bielinski tested positive for methylhexaneamine following an in-competition test on 3 February 2013 at the BWA English Senior Championships. The period of ineligibility runs from 3 February 2013 to midnight on 2 May 2014.
The full written decision can be found on the UK Anti-Doping website at http://www.ukad.org.uk/anti-doping-rule-violations/current-violations/
Notes to Editors:
Methylhexaneamine is banned in-competition under category S.6b, Specified Stimulants. MHA is frequently found in nutritional supplements which claim it can promote mental and physical performance, and aid weight loss. Methylhexaneamine can be listed in ingredients under a variety of names including 1,3-dimethylamylamine or DMAA, and a variety of geranium derivatives.
In August 2012, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) ruled that products containing methylhexaneamine needed to be removed from the UK market amid concerns of potential risks to public safety. For the full story click here.
For UK Anti-Doping’s advice to athletes on supplements visit: http://www.ukad.org.uk/athletes/high-performance/supplements/