Queensland swimmer Shayna Jack will be free to return to competition next year, after her doping ban was halved on appeal.
Jack was initially handed a four year ban after testing positive to a banned substance before the World Swimming Championship in South Korea last year.
Overnight, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that she did not intentionally take a banned substance.
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Jack posted to Instagram following the news last night, saying it’s been a long 17 months but she’s glad to move forward now.
“I have never doubted myself for a minute throughout this ordeal and I have never allowed my integrity to be compromised.
“I walk a little taller tonight with the fact that this ordeal is finally over.
“I am returning to swimming – the sport that I have loved all my life and the sport that I will cherish just that little bit more ongoing,” her social media post reads.
Despite the CAS confirming that Jack did not intentionally, knowingly or recklessly use Ligandrol in any manner, Jack will still spend two years away from the sport.
She says the rules ‘are from satisfactory’.
“In my case, I have proven that I have NOT ever cheated, nor used prohibited substances intentionally or knowingly.
“I will still incur two years out of the sport in which I love. I cannot change the rules and the rules will remain as they are for the time being.
“Therefore, I accept this decision with a positive attitude and with gratitude that my career as a swimmer will resume next year,” her post reads.
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