This is the SAME drug that Italian player Miriam Sylla tested positive for.
Did players consumed CONTAMINATED food in China during the 2017 FIVB Grand Prix Finals? Will there be more cases from here on now?
According to corriere.it, Serbian setter and 2017 FIVB Grand Prix bronze medalist Ana Antonijević is tested positive for the banned substance: Clenbuterol.
If proven that it was due to food poisoning, then the 22 year old will be cleared. If proven GUILTY, she can be suspended from the sport for up to 4 years or longer. She can also be stripped off of all awards she has won including prize money.
On top of these consequences, she will NOT be allowed to compete at the 2017 European Champs which starts next week.
Miriam Sylla has also been CUT from the Italian roster as of press time.
What is Clenbuterol?
Per Wikipedia: Clenbuterol, marketed as Dilaterol, Spiropent, Ventipulmin, is a sympathomimetic amine used by sufferers of breathing disorders as a decongestant and bronchodilator. People with chronic breathing disorders such as asthma use this as a bronchodilator to make breathing easier. It is most commonly available as the hydrochloride salt, clenbuterol hydrochloride. Clenbuterol is approved for use in some countries, free or via prescription, as a bronchodilator for asthma patients.