Although Aussie swimmer Shayna Jack‘s 2-year ban was lifted as of July 12 of this year, she has been training under a black cloud due to a pending case.
After having tested positive for Ligandrol in 2019, Jack’s original 4-year ban was reduced to 2, leaving the World Anti-Doping Agency, as well as Sport Integrity Australia, to challenge the reduction.
You can read the backstory of Jack’s situation here.
Flash forward to today and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeals filed by the aforementioned organizations. Her two-year ban backdated to July 12, 2019 stands, meaning the freestyle ace’s legal ordeals are over.
Upon hearing the official news, Jack took to social media to state, “After a 2 year and 3 month battle, I have finally received my final decision that my appeal case has been dismissed by the Court of Arbitration. I am now free to do what I love with no restrictions and am so overwhelmed with joy. I am now going to take some time to myself to cherish this moment and reflect on what I have endured. The nightmare is finally over.
“Thank you to everyone who has stood by me, supported me and help me overcome this challenge.