If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck. That is what Welsh shot putter Brett Morse must have said (or the Welsh equivalent) after Belerusian shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk was stripped of her gold medal after the IOC tested her for steroids and she came up positive for Primobolan.
Morse, who had earlier Tweeted that Ostapchuk looked “like a man,” was blasted for being sexist and unkind for his characterization of the Belerusian shot putter. He must be feeling a bit vindicated now.
Ostapchuk tested positive for methenolone enthanate, or Primobolan, in two tests by the IOC doping committee – one before her competition and one after. It means that Valerie Adams of New Zealand will get the gold, Evganiia Kolodko of Russia will get the silver and Gong Lijiao of China will take the bronze.
The only other athlete at the London Games who came up positive for banned substances was United States Judo fighter Nick Delpopolo who tested positive for marijuana, which he blamed on an accidental dosing from a brownie.