American Brianna McNeill, Olympic champion in the 100-meter hurdles, denied in a statement via her business administration agency on Saturday that she had failed a doping test.
Last week, the integrity unit of the International Athletics Federation accused the 29-year-old athlete, who won the 2016 Rio Olympics and world champion in 2013, of “manipulating the results management process.”
The agency added in a statement: “ICM Stiller Athletics would like to clarify that Brianna has not failed to test any banned substance in athletics, and Brianna will request a hearing, where she expects to be acquitted and continue her career in the championships.”
McNeill led the United States to get its first three places in the 100-meter hurdles race in Rio, but was suspended for a year after missing three tests to detect doping outside tournaments in violation of anti-doping regulations.
The suspension resulted in her absence from the 2017 World Championship, knowing that she qualified for the 2019 World Championship, but she was eliminated from the first round due to a wrong start.