For those interested, Gabriel da Silva Santos is a Brazilian swimmer who was born on May 4, 1996.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he was a part of the team that finished fifth in the men’s 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay.
The Brazilian quartet of Santos, César Cielo, Bruno Fratus, and Marcelo Chierighini won silver in the Men’s 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.
The greatest result ever for Brazil in this event at the World Championships. With a time of 3:10.34, barely 0.28 behind the U.S. team.
Brazil broke the South American record set in 2009, during the period of super suits.
The last time Brazil won a medal in this event at the World Championships was in 1994. And in the men’s 100-meter freestyle, he clocked in at a respectable 14th place.
Gabriel Santos Handed 12-Month Ban After Failing Drugs Test
Due to a positive drugs test, FINA has extended Gabriel Santos’ eight-month sentence to a full year, meaning he will miss the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Santos’ positive test for Clostebol, a synthetic androgenic steroid with anabolic properties, was reported last month.
Brazilian news outlet Globo Sport claims that Santos failed a doping test on May 20 in Sao Paulo, leading to an automatic suspension.
From both the ongoing World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea and the upcoming Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru.
The initial suspension lasted for eight months, but after a review by a FINA doping commission led by Australian Peter Kerr, the time period was raised to a full year.
The ban went into effect on July 19, 2019, and will remain in place until July 20, 2020—exactly one week before the Tokyo Olympics begin.
Gabriel Santos Suspension Extended to One Year, Missed Tokyo 2020
According to local media in Brazil, Gabriel Santos’ doping suspension has been increased from eight months to a full year.
As a result of his positive test for the anabolic steroid Clostebol on Friday, Santos was first given an eight-month suspension, retroactive to May 20.
That would set him up to resume competing in the new year of 2020. A FINA Doping Panel revised the 23-year-suspension old’s by four months, as reported by Alex Pussieldi on Monday.
Because of the prolongation, he will not be able to participate again until May of 2020, missing his chance to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games by participating in the Maria Lenk Trophy.
After FINA tried to ban Santos for 12 months for breaking their anti-doping rules on May 20, 2019, the Court of Arbitration for Sport investigated the case.
And decided that Santos was neither negligent nor reckless in his actions, therefore overturning FINA’s ban.
Because of this anti-doping rule breach, Santos will be permanently banned from the International Swimming League.