DescriptionNicholas Harry© EPA-EFE/DARREN ENGLAND
TASS, January 14. Chilean tennis player Nicolas Harry suspended from competition, he is accused of violating anti-doping rules. About it reports a press-service of the International tennis Federation (ITF).
The Chilean provided a urine sample on 19 November, 2019, during the Davis Cup, which was held in Madrid. The sample was sent to a laboratory accredited by the world anti-doping Agency (WADA), it was found a prohibited substance lilandra and stanozolol.
The suspension of Harry begins January 14, 2020.
Chilean in his Instagram said it will challenge this decision. “My legal team and I will be very hard work to prove my innocence, – I wrote to Harry. – I have never knowingly or deliberately taken any banned substances and I am completely against doping. The levels detected banned substances is so low that they are equal to trillionth fractions of a gram, they could not bring me any benefits in the near future I’ll be focusing on is to determine how these substances got into my body.”
Team Chile played at the Davis Cup 2019 in group C and took the last place, losing to the teams of Argentina and Germany. Harry held three meetings, giving the Argentine Guido Pele, German Philip Kohlschreiber and lost together with Hans Podlipnik Castillo doubles Argentines Leonardo Mayer and MAXIMO Gonzalez.
Harry is a 78-th line in the rating of Association of tennis professionals (ATP), the assets of the athlete is one title under the auspices of the Association, which he won in July at the tournament in Swedish Bastage.