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Charline Van Snick: Finally the end of terrible year in my life

15 Jul 2014 19:50

   IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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The London 2012 bronze medalist Charline Van Snick has responded to its doping acquittal by the International Tribunal for Sport (CAS). "It finally puts an end to the terrible years of my life," she said in a press release issued by the Liege.

Snick tested in August last year positive for cocaine during the World Chapionships in Rio de Janeiro, where she won bronze in the 48kg category. Her two-year suspension was reversed on appeal by the TAS. 

"This is an absolute relief., These were the difficult moments of the past year which will not be forgotten. My first goal is to perform well at the Olympics in Rio in 2016." - Van Snick said.

Van Snick now can participate on all competitions except Masters (First 16). "I'm still here at training camp abroad, but want real competition as soon as possible", says Van Snick. "Although I will never recover my lost year, but at the end I get incredible satisfaction from the fact that my innocence has been recognized." 

The most probably thing is that we will see Charline van Snick in action at the upcoming World Championships in Chelyabinsk which will be held at the end of the August.

Belgian judoka Charline van Snick won her appeal against a two-year doping ban but was stripped of her bronze medal she earned at the 2013 world championships by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday.

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