Chinese swimmer tests positive for banned substance


The Chinese Swimming Association confirmed in the early hours of Friday morning that 18-year-old Chen tested positive on August 7 for hydrochlorothiazide, a substance that promotes the production of urine, thereby making detection of other banned substances more hard.

Xinyi Chen of China competes in heat four of the Women’s 100m Butterfly.

How “B” testing works: If an Olympic athlete tests positive, she can ask for her second sample – known as her “B” – to be tested, according to a BBC article pegged to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

She was set to compete again on Friday morning in Rio for the heats of the women’s 50m freestyle.

Chen Xinyi, 18, is a female Chinese swimmer representing China in Rio.

Weightlifter Tomasz Zielinksi and steeplechaser Silvia Danekova were kicked out of the games after testing positive for banned substances, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

“I feel robbed emotionally”, she said, adding that she may have suffered as her nation is seen as “too close” to Russian Federation.

Chen finished fourth in Sunday’s 100-meter butterfly final.

Further details about the doping investigation were unknown.

“The CSA resolutely opposes the use of banned substances”.

When “an adverse analytical finding” appears, the IOC will first carry out the initial research to determine whether the athlete in question has any legitimate reason to take banned substance, according to an early statement from the Rio Olympics organizing committee.

Horton called Sun a “drug cheat” after beating him in the 400 freestyle. That decision has sparked complaints from several swimmers, most notably American Lilly King.

It follows a controversial lead-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, where Russia’s entire athletics team and Paralympic team have been banned for their involvement in systematic, state-wide doping for the past five years.

Li Keke is a spokeswoman for China’s national anti-doping agency and said she had no additional information at the time.

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