Nova Peris Daughter Drugs: The sport of Australian athletics has been shaken by a doping controversy, with the daughter of Olympic gold medalist and former senator Nova Peris being found to have taken performance-enhancing substances.
Following the detection of an illegal substance in a sample obtained by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA), sprinter Jessica Peris was forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games selection trials on the Gold Coast.
According to the report, it’s unclear what drug was involved, but confirmation is expected within days of testing the B sample. A number of times, she had set new personal bests in the 100m and 200m, which not only put her in contention for selection to the Commonwealth Games, but also drew the notice of drug-testing authorities.
Peris defeated rising star Riley Day — who won the sprint double at the trials this weekend — at the Glynis Nunn Shield in Queensland earlier this month, clocking 11.41 seconds in the process.
Last month, she competed in the Summer Down Under Series in Canberra, where she came second in both the 100m and 200m. She has not raced since.
My daughter, @jessica peris, ran a solid 200m today, setting a new personal best time of 23.11 seconds (+3.1) – An excellent start to the season, and we are looking forward to the @AthsAust events in the coming weeks.
• Nova Peris OAM OLY (@NovaPeris) â€“ The 7th of January, 2018
In December, she ran the 200m in 23.31 seconds, which was good enough to qualify for the Commonwealth Games B-standard.
The Peris revelation comes barely a fortnight after Australian marathoner Cassie Fien agreed to a nine-month penalty for taking the banned chemical Higenamine, which was discovered in her system.
Nova Peris, Australia’s Olympic gold medalist, has insisted that her daughter Jessica, who is currently awaiting confirmation of a positive doping test, is a “clean athlete” and that she is being unfairly subjected to “a public ‘trial-by-media.” Jessica is currently awaiting confirmation of a positive doping test.
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) revealed on Wednesday (February 21) that the A-sample of Jessica Peris’s urine had tested “positive for three banned metabolites,” according to the ASADA.
ASADA stated that it was just speaking in response to a statement made by 100 and 200 meter sprinter Jessica Peris in the media the day before, following the publication of the storey in an Australian newspaper the previous day.
Nova Peris, the first Aboriginal Australian to win an Olympic gold medal as a member of the Hockeyroos squad in Atlanta in 1996, has issued a statement in response to the controversy.
When Jessica responded to a piece… which for the first time reported on a positive test to this sample, and which had until that moment been rightly kept quiet, she claimed she was “very disappointed” in ASADA’s decision to reply publicly to her comments to the media.
“Because of the current investigation into Jessica’s positive A urine sample test on October 18, 2017, it is unfathomable that the specifics of her positive A urine sample test were made public in the first place.
“Due to the fact that Jessica has yet to receive notification of the results of the tests performed on her 18 October B urine sample, ASADA’s announcement this afternoon is all the more concerning and upsetting.