BEUTHNER REPRIMANDED AND GIVEN NO FURTHER PERIOD OF INELIGIBILITY FOLLOWING HEARING

LAUSANNE, September 4 – The hearing between World Bowling’s Anti-doping Hearing Panel and German athlete Laura Beuthner took place on July 30th of this year to determine any further actions that would be taken from the federation against the athlete. The hearing marks the final process occurring from an Anti-doping rule violation by Beuthner at The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Following a thorough study of the case and the evidence put forward by the athlete, the World Bowling Anti-doping panel conclude that in accordance with article 10.5.1.1. of the World Bowing anti-doping rules, that there was no intention to dope or significant fault on behalf of the athlete. Therefore Ms Beuthner will receive a reprimand and no further period of ineligibility will be imposed for this Anti-doping rule violation.

Beuthner was originally awarded the Gold Medal from the Women’s Singles event in Wroclaw but following an in-competition doping test which took place after the medal ceremony, the athlete tested positive to the prohibited substance Hydrochlorothiazide (S5. Diuretics and Masking Agents).

Following the results of the positive test, World Bowling placed Beuthner on a provisional suspension and a later hearing with the International World Games Association saw the Gold Medal revoked from Beuthner and awarded to Kelly Kulick of the USA who was originally awarded the Silver Medal.

For more information on World Bowling’s Anti-doping Programme please visit the CleanSport section of the website https://www.worldbowling.org/athletes/anti-doping/ or contact:
Megan Tidbury, PR & Marketing Director
Telephone: +41 78 830 3651; Email: megan@worldbowling.org