News : World Cup athlete Cole Walsh's cannabis positive

News :

World Cup athlete Cole Walsh's cannabis positive

Cole Walsh will not compete for a while

The American pertiguista Cole Walsh, tenth in the World Cup in Doha (Qatar) last October, He was suspended six months, as reported by the American Anti-Doping Agency (Used), after testing positive for Tetradidrocannabinol (THC), the main asset of cannabis.

Walsh tested positive on January 29 in an indoor meeting in Cottbus (Germany), where he finished third behind his compatriot Sam Kendricks, double world champion, and the Belgian Ben Broeders. The American rigger "completed an educational program on his use of marijuana and his suspension period (which began on January 29) was reduced by three months," Usada said in a statement.

Walsh tries to explain

Walsh tried to justify himself on his social networks. "I ate a chocolate bar that contains THC to help me sleep on a flight And I never imagined that there would be enough THC in my system to test positive. I have grown a lot as a person from this experience and I will be more focused than ever on being the best pole vaulter I can be when I return to the competition, ”he said.

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