Issam Asinga Provisionally Suspended

Creadted by- Aryan

Asinga, 18, was provisionally suspended for the use or presence of GW1516,

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He also posted that his test came back negative in separate tests on June 11 and July 28, around his positive test on July 18.

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Asinga indicated that his B sample from July 18 would be tested before the start of the World Championships on August 19.

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If Asinga's B sample is negative then they can be cleared. He posted, "Until then, I'll lay still and wait."

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GW1516 was developed to increase stamina and help burn fat, but it was found to cause cancer during tests on rodents.

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Anti-doping organizations have warned athletes not to use it for safety reasons.

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The drug was previously detected in samples given by professional cyclists and Olympic track and field athletes.

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2012 Olympic 800m silver medalist Nijel Amos of Botswana was banned in May for 3 years until June 2022 after testing positive for GW1516.

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Asinga, who turned 18 last December, clocked 9.89 seconds in the 100m at the South American Championships in Brazil on July 28.

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Asinga broke the world U20 men's record of 9.91 set by Letsile Tebogo of Botswana in 2022.

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