The CrossFit Open 20.1 workout is officially underway after the announcement earlier today, but some other unfortunate news surfaced today after CrossFit released details regarding seven CrossFit athletes; who were banned from competition for violating the organization’s drug policy.
And this news came shortly after we learned that Katie Trombetta was recently banned for 4 years from competition following a failed drug test of which she was notified via email and you can read her response below which she posted on her Instagram page…
The following athletes were banned from CrossFit competition alongside Trombetta according to the CrossFit website…
Franky Wood, who was the 87th –ranked individual at the 2019 Games, tested positive for 3-hydroxy-4-methoxytamoxifen, which is a metabolite of tamoxifen. And he also tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
Wood’s test was administered on July 29, 2019, at the CrossFit Games and he’s suspended for four years.
Achilleas Pantazis was the 126th-ranked individual at the 2019 Games and he tested positive for GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, which are metabolites of GW1516. His test was administered on July 29, 2019, at the CrossFit Games he’ll be suspended for two years.
Anna Fragkou was the 9th-ranked individual at the 2019 Games and she tested positive for a metabolite of oral turinabol (4-chloro-18-nor-17β-hydroxymethyl,17α-methyl-5α-androst-13-en-3α-ol).
Her test was administered on Aug. 2, 2019, at the CrossFit Games and she’s banned from competition for four years.
Hylie Thompson was the 4th-ranked Masters 55-59 at the 2019 Games and she tested positive for GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516.
Her test was administered on Aug. 4, 2019, at the CrossFit Games and she’ll face a four-year suspension.
Mauro Acevedo was the 3rd-ranked individual in Argentina after the 2019 Open and he tested positive for oral turinabol and its metabolite 6β-OH-Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. Plus, GW1516 sulfone, which is a metabolite of GW1516.
His test was administered on Aug. 19, 2019, at the FitLand Fitness Festival and he’s banned for four years.
Juan Sforzini was the 16th-ranked individual in Argentina after the 2019 Open and he tested positive for stanozolol metabolites (4β-hydroxystanozolol and 16β-hydroxystanozolol). His test was administered on Aug. 19, 2019, at the FitLand Fitness Festival he faces a four-year suspension.
We’ll continue to update with more CrossFit-related news for the 2020 season.