The black belt open class and superheavy champion received an email message this Monday with the good news from theUSADA.
Faria reacted to the news on his social media channels:
“As an athlete and as a person my biggest pride is to know that everything I’ve ever accomplished- I did without the use of any performance enhancing drugs. This is the letter I just received from the USADA saying I tested clean at the World Championships in 2015. I was born like this, I have lived like this & I’ll die like this,” wrote the champion.
Heavyweight champion Xande Ribeiro also received a letter from the USADA saying nothing illegal was found on his sample after the Worlds.