Belgian judoka Charline Van Snick, a bronze medal winner from the 2012 London Olympics, revealed on Monday that she returned a positive test for cocaine during the World championships in Rio last August where she also won bronze.

“I received a letter informing me that a banned substance had been found in one of my urine samples, metabolites of cocaine,” van Snick told Belgian public radio station RTBF. “The news stunned me, because I am very careful with this, and I really have a perfect lifestyle. I have never taken any substance that can improve my performance. Not intentionally anyway,” she said.

The 23-year-old, who faces a two-year suspension and the loss of her medal in the lightweight category from Rio is now awaiting the results of the B sample. — AFP

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