Jamaica’s Olympic and world 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser has tested positive for a prohibited substance, according to her club president.
MVP Track and Field Club president Bruce James claimed on Twitter that the 23-year-old was due to run in last night’s Diamond League meeting in Lausanne but withdrew before the start of the event.
James said: “She took pain medication after a dental procedure which is not a performance enhancement drug.
“We are withdrawing her from all competitions until we are able to have a hearing to determine what sanction will apply, or if she will be exonerated.
“Coach (Stephen) Francis is not upset with Shelly-Ann at all. He is actually proud of her for being brave enough to race in Shanghai.
“The IAAF have advised us that the offending substance is oxycodone. Google it. It is not a performance-enhancing drug.”
Six Jamaican athletes have tested positive for banned substances over the last year, with all but one resulting in light bans.