Rebeca Gusmão

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Rebeca Gusmão
Personal information
Full name Rebeca Braga Lakiss Gusmão
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1984-08-24) August 24, 1984 (age 29)
Brasília, DF
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club AABB, Distrito Federal

Rebeca Gusmão (born August 24, 1984 in Brasília, DF) was a freestyle swimmer from Brazil. She won the bronze medal in the women's 4×100 m freestyle relay at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She also participated at the 2004 Olympics and the 2007 Pan American Games.

Gusmão won the women's 50 and 100 freestyle events at the 2007 Pan Ams; however, all her results (times and placings) from those Games were later nullified due to a positive doping-control test. Her medals were also revoked.

Doping sanction/banning[edit]

There are 3 testing groups that are relevant to Rebeca Gusmão's doping sanctions:

  • an in-competition test from May 25–26, 2006,
  • an out-of-competition test on July 13, 2007, and
  • the in-competition tests from the 2007 Pan American Games.

Basically, the 2006 test and the out-of-competition test were positive for testosterone; the in-competition tests showed signs of tampering.

On November 5, 2007, Rebeca Gusmão received a provisionally suspension by FINA, the International Swimming Federation, for a positive out-of-competition doping control result for testosterone taken on July 13, 2007. With this, she was temporarily barred from competition (effective November 2, 2007), until a hearing could be held before the FINA Doping Panel.[1][2]

On December 13, 2007, PASO declared Rebeca Gusmão guilty of doping with testosterone and revoked her XV Pan American Games medals. Her times from the 2007 Pan American Games were also nullified.

On May 16, 2008, the FINA Doping Panel declared Gusmão ineligible for 2 years (beginning November 2, 2007) for the out-of-competition result.[3]

On July 28, 2008, the FINA Doping Panel declared Gusmão ineligible for 2 years (beginning July 17, 2008) for the May 2006 test which contained testosterone. With this decision, all results from May 25, 2006 forward were nullified.[4]

Then September 3, 2008, the FINA Doping Panel banned Gusmão for life ("ineligible for lifetime") due to tampering.[5] All results from July 18, 2007 and forward were (again) annulled.

The full FINA Doping Panel decision from September 3, 2008 can be found online here.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FINA Doping Panel Decision -- Rebeca Gusmão 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2007-11-05.
    NOTE: Only the 2008-09-03 decision related to Gusmão is now present on the FINA site.
  2. ^ Brazilian swimmer Gusmao suspended for testing positive for testosterone. USA Today. Published 2007-11-05
  3. ^ FINA Doping Panel Decision - Rebecca Gusmao (BRA) Friday, 16 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
    NOTE: Only the 2008-09-03 decision related to Gusmão is now present on the FINA site.
  4. ^ FINA Doping Panel Decision - Rebecca Gusmao (BRA) Monday, 28 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
    NOTE: Only the 2008-09-03 decision related to Gusmão is now present on the FINA site.
  5. ^ FINA Doping Panel Decision - Rebecca Gusmao (BRA); posted on the FINA website on 2008-09-03. Retrieved 2008-10-23.