However on Saturday, Jack printed an announcement during which she confirmed she had examined optimistic for a banned substance on June 26.
“I did NOT take this substance knowingly. Swimming has been my ardour since I used to be 10 years previous and I’d by no means deliberately take a banned substance that might disrespect my sport and jeopardize my profession.
“Now there’s an ongoing investigation and my workforce and I are doing the whole lot we will to seek out out when and the way this substance has come into contact with my physique. I’d recognize if you happen to respect my privateness as that is very onerous for me to deal with.”
Swimming Australia confirmed in an announcement on Saturday that it had been notified of an adversarial take a look at outcome following a routine out-of-competition drug take a look at performed by the Australian Sports activities Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).
Leigh Russell, CEO of Swimming Australia, mentioned the governing physique would proceed to supply help for Jack however underlined its clear and unambiguous opposition to efficiency enhancing medicine.
“Swimming Australia is and at all times has been dedicated to a clear sport. We’ve constantly supported a zero tolerance strategy to doping and have been sturdy supporters of a rigorous and constant strategy to drug testing each right here and abroad,” Russell mentioned in an announcement.
“Below our system, if a swimmer returns an adversarial take a look at, they’re routinely given a provisional suspension and stopped from competing till such time because the ASADA course of is full and an final result decided.
“As you’d count on we’re bitterly disenchanted with allegations a swimmer has a prohibited substance in her system though it is very important level out that the matter is but to be decided. We are going to proceed to supply applicable help for Shayna. We can even present help for our workforce members who’re nonetheless in Korea and our workforce and our group will proceed to reaffirm our zero tolerance strategy.”
Horton got here second to Solar within the males’s 400-meter freestyle occasion final Sunday, then refused to acknowledge his Chinese language competitor, who he has beforehand known as a “drug cheat.”