ShanghaiDaily.com has reported the names of three of the six Chinese swimmers who have failed a test for banned substances in the last 7-8 months.
Earlier today, we reported that six Chinese swimmers had tested positive for banned substances, following allegations that the failed tests were being covered up as well as requests for WADA to launch an investigation into Chinese swimming. CHINADA denied these cover-up allegations.
According to the report, Zhao Ying, Wang Lizhou, and An Jiabao all tested positive for clenbuterol in 2015.
The names of the other three swimmers, who ShanghaiDaily.com reports all tested positive for Hydrochlorothiazide in January, have been kept private.
“CSA [China’s Swimming Association] announced six doping cases, but only half of them has been made public. The other three’s information needs to be protected before all procedures are gone through,” said Zhao Jian, the deputy director of China’s anti-doping agency, CHINADA.
“We will release the results and punishments 20 days after relevant association made their respective punishments. All is under regulations, and there is no ‘covering up’ in dealing with this,” said Zhao.