CAPE TOWN – The South African Institute for Drug-free Sport (Saids) on Friday confirmed that Springbok speedster Aphiwe Dyantyi’s B-sample returned positive for banned substances.
Dyantyi’s urine sample – taken while on camp with the Springboks on July 2 – returned a positive result for a banned substance as the Springbok himself announced in a statement last week:
“I want to deny ever taking any prohibited substance, intentionally or negligently to enhance my performance on the field. I believe in hard work and fair play. I have never cheated and never will.
“The presence of this prohibited substance in my body has come as a massive shock to me, and together with my management team and experts appointed by them, we are doing everything we can to get to the source of this and to prove my innocence.
“Taking any prohibited substance would not only be irresponsible and something that i would never intentionally do, it would also be senseless and stupid. I underwent a drug-test on June 15 2019 (only two weeks prior to the July 2 testing) which did not return any adverse finding.”