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Campbell-Brown tests for diuretic

Veronica Campbell-Brown

Veronica Campbell-Brown

Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown returned a positive test at the May 4 Jamaica Invitational at the National Stadium.

The sprinter, who has won 16 medals for Jamaica at the Olympic and World Championships level, turned up a diuretic in her A sample and was advised of the adverse analytical finding on June 3.

Diuretics are masking agents banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency because of their ability to hide the presence of performance-enhancing drugs in the system.

Campbell-Browns sponsors have reportedly been informed of the situation and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which reportedly oversaw the doping control procedures at the Jamaica Invitational, is said to be preparing an announcement.

The athlete has withdrawn from the Edmonton International Track Classic, which is scheduled for June 29 at Foote Field. She will also miss next weekends Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships and, by extension, this summers IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

Campbell-Brown factfile

Age: 31
Nationality: Jamaican

  •     Olympic titles: 100m & 4x100m (2004), 200m (2008)
  •     World titles: 200m (2011), 100m (2007)
  •     100m personal best: 10.71 secs
  •     200m personal best: 21.74 secs

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