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Magnini gets 4 year ban for using banned substances

by ZwemZa on November 6th, 2018

Filippo Magnini of Italy reacts after the Final of the Men’s 4 X 100m Freestyle relay event during the Swimming competition held at the Aquatics Center during the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, 29 July 2012. ANSA/ETTORE FERRARI

Former Italian swimming champion Filippo Magnini got a four-year ban for doping Tuesday.
The two-time former world 100m freestyle champ, 36, was banned by the national anti-doping tribunal of the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) for taking banned substances.
Prosecutors had asked for an eight-year ban.
Magnini, also a three-time European 100m freestyle champ, retired a couple of years ago. He is the best Italian freestyle swimmer of all time along with Giorgio Lamberti.
“It’s a sentence that was already written and that’s why I’m royally pissed off,” said Magnini.
…”We’re talking about picking on me, forcing the issue,” he said, saying a prosecutor had told him “it’s become a personal thing”.


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