Queensland swimmer Shayna Jack has had to launch a Go Fund Me page to help pay for her fight against a doping suspension.
Her four-year ban was halved after a court had found she’d unintentionally taken the drug Ligandrol meaning Jack could have returned to the sport in May this year.
But an appeal by the Sporting Integrity Australia and WADA has since been launched, which is expected to be costly.
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Jack has revealed that she has already spent around $130,000 of her own money trying to fight the ban in the first place.
In order to fight the appeal, she’s asked for the Australian community to get behind her.
Her Go Fund Me page has already raised $24,000, less than 24 hours after it was created.
Jack says she needs help to ‘finish her fight’ and stand up for what is right in sport.
“I never would have thought at 22 years old I would have depleted my life savings and need to raise money to afford to continue my fight,” she posted on Instagram overnight.
“I have exhausted everything in the last 19 months fighting and to continue my fight I now need your help.
“I just want to again thank everyone for your ongoing support, I couldn’t do this without you.”
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