Tuesday, November 30, 2010

ATHLETICS NEWS FROM JAMAICA: Shelly Ann Fraser

English:
Jamaican sprinter Shelly Ann Fraser was suspended last month by the International Association of Athletics Federations for half a year. 
The Jamaican can not compete until 7 January.
Fraser today admitted her responsibility for taking a painkiller to relieve a toothache, which costed her a suspension for doping.
Fraser, Olympic and World Champion in 100 meters, tested positive for oxycodone in May 23 during the competition of Diamond League in ShanghaiChina.
"I take full responsibility for this failure" she said at a press conference.
Fraser said she has returned to training with a view to the 2011 World Championships.

ATHLETICS NEWS FROM BRAZIL - Fabiane Murer

English:
Elected No. 1 in National Athletics, Fabiana Murer competes now in Brazilian Olympic Award
São Paulo
Fabiana Murer
Elected as one of the top 10 female athletes in 2010  by IAAF, the vaulter Fabiana Murer has just won another title. Now she is also the number one of Brazilian Athletics, chosen by a jury formed by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. She was also appointed to compete for the “Brazilian Olympic Prize” with Ana Marcela (marathon swimming) and double Juliana / Larissa (beach volleyball). Male contestants are Cesar Cielo (swimming), Leandro Guilheiro (judo) and Murilo Endres (volleyball).