Olympic sprinter Bernice Wilson banned for four years
LINCOLNSHIRE sprinter Bernice Wilson has been banned for four year after losing an appeal against the sanction imposed following her positive test for two anabolic steroids.
The 27-year-old broke into the GB team last year, competing at the Eurpoean Indoor Championships in Paris is March, but tested positive for testosterone and clenbuterol on June 12.
An independent National Anti-Doping Panel handed out a four-year ban which Wilson appealed against, and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today confirmed she had lost her appeal.
UKAD chief executive Andy Parkinson said: “We have successfully argued for a four-year ban which demonstrates that UK Anti-Doping always seeks robust sanctions against athletes who look to cheat the system and betray those around them.
“This sends a strong message to anyone looking to dope in the UK and gives clean athletes the confidence that we are working hard on their behalf, within the framework of the World Anti-Doping Code, to protect their right to compete in doping-free sport.”