Yan Yee fails SEA Games doping test

By Seng Foo 26 October 2017 168
Yan Yee fails SEA Games doping test
The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM) confirmed that Malaysian diver Wendy Ng Yan Yee failed a doping test during the 2017 SEA Games.

The 24-year-old was tested positive for sibutramine, which is considered a prohibited in-competition substance under the World Anti-Doping Code.

Following the confirmation, Ng will be stripped of the two gold medals she won in the women's three-metre springboard individual and three-metre springboard synchronised event with Nur Dhabitah Sabri, and will be banned from all competitions for a maximum of two years.

"Yes, she is the athlete who failed to pass the A-Sample doping test, and we will hold a press conference on the matter soon," said ASUM secretary Mae Chan.

Meanwhile, Low Beng Choo, Secretary-General of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM), revealed that the B-Sample test done in New Delhi, India, also produced a positive result.

"The OCM have received a notice on the A- and B-Sample results and given it to the athlete," she said.

"The decision to make an appeal [for a lighter punishment] or not will be up to her."

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