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Originally Posted by Poppit View Post
Translation of a story in the Italian press

Two cyclists were found positive to anti-doping at the World Masters Championships on track in Manchester on October 16th: the Argentine Adriana Perino, gold in the 500m, and the Australian Julie Barnett, world champion in pursuit and holder of the speed record in the age group 55-59 years.

The thing could be archived as the usual sad positivity of two over-fifties, but it is curious how both have been found positive to LGD-4033, a forbidden anabolic that serves to increase muscle mass (or recover the one that is lost with age) . At the same time, LGD-4033, also known as Ligandrol, is considered by USADA, the US anti-doping agency, a steroid commonly inserted illegally in some food supplements to make them effective, already found in the samples of several athletes in the last year.

On the other hand, Perino was also found positive at Meldonium, which rose to prominence three years ago thanks to the positive nature of tennis
player Maria Sharapova.

At the moment the two athletes are temporarily suspended.
And the same Argentine, Adriana Perino, took gold in the match sprints as well before being relegated for pushing her competitor off track....go to the 4:12 mark:

Eventual champ, Cami Kornely, suffered broken ribs and collapsed lung, spending a few weeks in a British hospital. But ultimately she ended up taking gold in all 3 events entered.
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