Third UPCAA Athlete Suspension Has Been Issued
The International Physique League (IPL), first (and only) United Physique Competitors Association (UPCA) member organization has issued its third athlete suspension after receiving World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) urinalysis results following their 2016 California Championship contest held in Sacramento, CA on May 7th.
Women’s Bikini Open [Class B] and Pro Qualified winner, Thuy Tran, tested positive for two banned diuretics, Chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide, which are prohibited for use at all times. As a result, Thuy has been placed on Athlete Suspension. WADA’s Prohibited At All Times list includes substances that may never be present in a urine sample, at any time. As a general rule, testing positive for a Substance Prohibited At All Times carries much greater penalties than WADA’s Prohibited In-Competition list. The In-Competition list includes substances that must not be present at all (or over a certain amount for some substances) in an athlete’s urine sample collected at a competition event.
According the United Physique Competitors Anti-doping Agency (UPCAA) policy, testing positive for Chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide carries a minimum 3-year suspension. In addition, the athlete is immediately stripped of all titles (placings, Pro Qualified status etc.) and prize any money they may have won. The IPL has issued this 3-year suspension for Thuy Tran which goes into effect on 6.16.16 and ends on 6.1.19.