Lawrence Vincent of Lapointe: Tibor Illyes / MTI / AP
Canadian Kanishka Laurence Vincent-Lapointe was suspended for violating anti-doping rules on the eve of the world championship in rowing and Canoeing. It is reported by Inside the Games.
27-year-old athlete failed a doping test before the start of the competition. Experts have not yet established what kind of material took Vincent-Lapointe. It was decided on her suspension.
The athlete claims that he violated anti-doping rules unconsciously. It is noted that she was surprised by the doping test results.
“I am shocked and crushed. Believe that did not do anything criminal. I have nothing to hide,” said Vincent-Lapointe.
The world championship will be held in Hungary and will start on August 21. Vincent-Lapointe was considered one of the favorites of the upcoming tournament. She has 11 gold medals.
Video, photo All from Russia.