PUTRAJAYA: The Anti-Doping Laboratory, Doha, Qatar (ADLQ) had found that analysis of samples from two heavy weight athletes in SUKMA XX, MSN 2022 were positive or Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF).
The Ministry of Youth and Sports said, the results have been received by the Anti-Doping Malaysia Agency (ADAMAS) from ADLQ.
“The laboratory had carried out a follow up analysis as the athlete steroid profile reading was not normal as recorded in the Administrative System and Anti-Doping Management (ADAMS) that had been setup by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
“The follow-up analysis carried out is Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) an analytical technique that needs to be implemented to the sample that contains the reading of abnormal steroid profile before AAF is proved.
“This mechanism could identify the source of testosterone from the body either through normal way or external factor (exogenous).
“The result of IRMS has confirmed that the exogenous hormone administration that is the use of various hormones or analogue (substance with same function) whether in medical treatment, or as a substance to increase performance has affected the steroid profile that is recorded in the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) of the athlete concerned.
“The result of the IRMS has also been referred to the expert group of IRMS WADA that confirmed the prohibited substance is in S1.1 Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) class,” the Ministry said in a statement.
According to the statement, ADAMAS will take further action based on ADAMAS Anti-Doping Rules 2021and International Standard for Results Management (ISRM). –Malaysia World News