Final Up to date: 07/07/22 1:37pm
World governing physique FINA is investigating Canadian swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey’s declare that she was drugged eventually month’s World Championships in Budapest.
Harvey, who gained a bronze medal within the girls’s 200-metre relay occasion, stated on her Instagram account that she was drugged on the ultimate evening whereas celebrating within the Hungarian capital.
The 22-year-old stated she had no recollection of a “four-to-six-hour window” after waking the following morning whereas being attended by Canada Swimming’s workforce supervisor and physician.
Harvey stated she had “by no means felt extra ashamed” and revealed she had sustained sprained ribs and concussion, whereas consulting with medical doctors and a psychologist since returning to Canada.
FINA stated in a press release: “FINA is conscious of the distressing media studies concerning Mary-Sophie Harvey and FINA is deeply involved about her well-being.
“We’re in touch with Swimming Canada and the Native Organising Committee. In 2021, FINA adopted widespread measures aimed toward safeguarding athletes and an Unbiased Investigation Officer will probably be assigned to research the matter additional.”
Harvey, who competed for Canada on the Tokyo Olympics, stated on Instagram: “There’s this four-to-six-hour window the place I can not recall a single factor.
“I’ve heard bits and items by individuals and I’ve skilled judgement too. The one factor I can say is that this: I’ve by no means felt extra ashamed.
“The following day, I travelled again dwelling and had dinner with my household. I bear in mind my mum saying ‘you appear totally different’. Little did she know, I felt that manner too.
“I referred to as considered one of my good buddies realizing her mum was a physician, so they may information me just a little. I ended up going to the hospital, the place I used to be met with medical doctors and psychologists.
“They examined and handled me one of the best ways they may. They advised me it occurs extra typically than we expect and that I used to be fortunate in a manner; to get out of this with a rib sprain and a small concussion.
“It did assist me treatment a number of the fears I had however sadly not all of them.”
Harvey stated she was “nonetheless scared to consider the unknowns of that evening”, including: “I am nonetheless looking for the ‘joyful Mary’ that discovered happiness previous to this occasion.
“I am nonetheless, in a manner, ashamed of what occurred, and I feel I all the time will probably be… however I will not let this occasion outline me.”
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