Three-Time World Champion Joao Gomes Jr. Receives Adverse Analytical Finding in Doping Test

Brazilian breaststroke Joao Gomes Jr. has received notification of adverse analytical finding from a urine sample taken at the 2014 World Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar, according to Brazil’s globoesporte.

“He received the news with indignation,” his attorney Marcelo Franklin told “He is eager to show that he is innocent, and I’m confident that I can prove it.”

Citing Alex Pussielidi, Gomes’ test came after one of his races, where he won three gold medals in relays (200 medley, 400 medley, and 200 medley mixed).

While there is still many motions and hearings to go before Gomes is convicted in the eyes of FINA, in the least this is the second-straight Short Course World Championships at which a swimmer has received an adverse analytical finding in an anti-doping test. Danish distance swimmer Mads Glaesner tested positive at the 2012 Short Course World Championships.

If Brazil is stripped of their three relay gold medals, they would fall from the top of the medals table to 5th.

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It seems like all Brazilian swimmers are cheating…

bobo gigi

There are a lot of cases but there’s no need to generalise about all Brazilian swimmers.

This is a shock…
How have they only managed to catch one of the team ?!


Whilst nothing is yet proven, this is worrying in the run up to Rio, I feared it might happen. Hopefully this trend in Brazilian swimming doesn’t continue.

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