Jillian Camarena-Williams, who won a shot putt bronze medal at the World Championships in 2011, has been slapped with a six-month ban after failing a drugs test, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced Friday.

The 31-year-old American tested positive for Clomiphene during an out-of-competition test in the beginning of July.

USADA has made her suspension retroactive to the date of the test which means she will be eligible to compete again on January 1.

Clomiphene, which is considered a masking agent and is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned substance list, is also present in fertility drugs that help ovarian stimulation.

Camarena-Williams told anti-doping officials she was using the drug because she wanted to get pregnant.

"USADA has accepted Camarena-Williams' explanation that the Clomiphene was not being used in an effort to enhance her performance," USADA said in a statement.

Camarena-Williams told USADA she hasn't been training lately and decided to start a family in June.

"After being unable to compete due to injury, my husband and I decided to start a family," she said.

About News.net

Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.

 

FAQs

Email

If you have any questions or concerns please email us on support@news.net

Phone

  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.

Cancel