THE ITA ASSERTS APPARENT ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION AGAINST BRAZILIAN WEIGHTLIFTER
THE INTERNATIONAL TESTING AGENCY (ITA), ON BEHALF OF THE INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION (IWF), ASSERTS AN APPARENT ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION AGAINST BRAZILIAN WIEGHTLIFTER NATHASHA ROSA FIGUEIREDO.
The ITA reports that a sample collected during an out-of-competition doping control on 31 March 2021 from Nathasha Rosa Figueiredo, weightlifter from Brazil, has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for prohibited substances under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List. The substance found in the athlete’s sample was hydrochlorothiazide and the metabolite chloraminophenamide and falls in the category of diuretics and masking agents (S5.).
The athlete has been informed of the case and has been provisionally suspended until the resolution of the matter. She has the right to request the analysis of the B-sample.
Pursuant to the IWF’s delegation of its anti-doping program to the ITA, the prosecution of the case is being handled entirely by the ITA. Given that the case is underway, there will be no further comments during the ongoing proceeding.