The IBJJF has posted an official statement on its website regarding the USADA announcement that Gabrielle Garcia was found at a no-fault positive test result for Clomiphene after the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu championship.
The statement confirms that Gabi will lose her results for the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (open class gold medal and heavyweight silver medal).
The statement also confirms that Garcia is eligible for competition.
Read the statement
ANTI-DOPING RESULTS UPDATES FOR 2013 WORLD JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP
While we are not a WADA Code signatory, IBJJF recognizes the importance of clean competition, and has taken an unusually proactive stance in implementing an anti-doping program on behalf of clean athletes and the integrity of our sport, which includes adherence to the WADA Prohibited List.
No one ever wants to see a rules violation, but we are all committed to, and fully stand behind, the anti-doping program and what it represents for fair and honorable competition, and for clean athletes.
In this case, it was determined through the full and fair legal results management process that there was a credible explanation for the presence of clomiphene in Ms. Gabrielle Lemos Garcia’s sample, and that the athlete was found not to be at fault.
She has accepted the findings, and the loss of results will be carried out by the IBJJF. Her eligibility for competition has not been affected.
We are committed to ensuring that our athletes, our sponsors, our fans, and all of those who love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can have the confidence that we will carry out the highest level of professionalism and integrity.
Read the statement at IBJJF.com