Monday, May 4, 2009

Jessica Hardy Suspension Reduced

After testing positive for banned substance Clenbutrol at last summer's Olympic trials, Jessica Hardy was suspended for two years, but the sentence was reduced today to one year after it was decided it was a result of a tainted supplement. Unfortunately, it appears she still cannot swim at Nationals this summer, because her suspension does not end until July 31. Click here for the full story on Swimming World Magazine.

As her suspension covers Worlds, the Russians Yuliya Efimova and Valentina Artemyeva will have almost a free 1-2 finish. A message to them: Don't get used to it!