Brazilian Wheelchair Fencer, Da Silva Santos Suspended for Anti-Doping Violation
A urine sample taken at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Regional Championships on 26 May 2016 in Sau Paulo, Brazil resulted in an Adverse Analytical Finding.
Brazilian Wheelchair Fencer, Monica Da Silva Santos, has received a nine-month sanction for an anti-doping violation.
The sanction, imposed by the IWAS Anti-Doping Hearing Panel, has resulted from an Adverse Analytical Finding taken at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Regional Championships on 26 May 2016 in Sau Paulo, Brazil.
The sample contained Furosemide, a substance included in the 2016 WADA Prohibited List and consequently under the IWAS Anti-Doping Code. This substance categorised under S5 Diuretics & Masking Agents, is strictly prohibited in and out of competition.
As a result of the fencer’s violation, Da Silver Santos is ineligible from competition for nine months from 19 October 2016, the date the athlete was provisionally suspended, until 19 July 2017.
As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), IWAS remains committed to promoting and maintaining a clean sporting environment in the spirit of fair play for all athletes.