USADA: Buchecha, Bia cleared of any prohibited substances after 2014 Worlds

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Beatriz Mesquita earns open weight gold. Photo: Dan Rod

Beatriz Mesquita earns open weight gold. Photo: Dan Rod

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed both Marcus “Buchecha”Almeida and Beatriz Mesquita that no prohibited substances were found in their samples after the 2014 Worlds.

0_HayabusaGi_StampSiteFor the second year in a row, the IBJJF requested USADA to perform anti-doping tests on the elite division of athletes of the Worlds.

So far, both the male and female black belt open class champions have been informed that they are cleared of any prohibited substances.

Bia Mesquita even posted the letter she received from the USADA on her Facebook page.

She also wrote: “For those who doubted that a lightweight athlete could be open class champion without using anything, here’s my answer.”

Buchecha sent the the letter he received from the USADA.

Bia Mesquita's letter from USADA

Bia Mesquita’s letter from USADA



Buchecha’s letter from USADA

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