CrossFit Disqualifies 3rd Place Team at North America West Semifinal Due to Failed Drug Test – Latest Update

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CrossFit has announced the disqualification of the 3rd place team at the North America West Semifinal due to a failed drug test by team captain Carla Cornejo Plascencia. Plascencia tested positive for multiple banned substances, leading to the rescindment of her team’s invitation to the Games. As a result, the 8th placed team, Rhino CrossFit Dawgs, has been invited to backfill the spot at the upcoming event.

Failed Drug Test Appeal

Carla Cornejo Plascencia is currently appealing CrossFit’s drug test results, which indicated the presence of illegal substances in her system. The banned substances include “16a-hydroxy-1-methyl-5a-androst-1-en-3,17-dione” and “3a-hydroxy-1-methylene-5a-androstan-17-one,” metabolites of metenolone.

Team Members and Implications

Plascencia served as the team captain of CrossFit Complex Wodex, alongside teammates 2x Games athlete Sasha Nievas, Esteban Ospina, and Ricardo Garcia. This disqualification marks a significant setback for the team members, especially considering that it would have been the first Games appearance for all members except for Sasha Nievas.

Recent Incidents

Plascencia’s failed drug test adds to the list of individuals who have faced similar consequences after Semifinals this year. Among them are Ivan Kukartsev, Ilias Kuliev, Anatolii Borisenko, and Tyler Lee, each testing positive for various banned substances.

Metenolone, the substance detected in Plascencia’s test, is commonly used for its anabolic properties in the fitness and athletic world. It is known to assist with muscle growth and maintenance, treatment of muscle wasting diseases, enhancing physical performance, and improving recovery post-exercise.

This development highlights the importance of adhering to anti-doping regulations in the competitive fitness arena, ensuring a fair playing field for all athletes involved.