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The International Testing Agency (ITA), leading an independent anti-doping program for the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), has notified German weightlifter Vicky Schlittig of an Apparent Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

The ITA reports that a sample collected during an in-competition testing mission on 26 September 2021 during the 2021 European Junior Championships in Finland from Vicky Schlittig, a weightlifter from Germany, has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for the prohibited anabolic steroid dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone (DHCMT).

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.