In a flash defence of her triple missed drug test, the now suspended current World 400m Champion, Salwa Eid Naser, playing a total naivety by declaring it is normal to miss drug triple test in a year.
“I’ve never been a cheat. I will never be,” said the 22-year-old Bahraini in an Instagram live video. “I only missed three drug tests, which is normal. It happens. It can happen to anybody. I don’t want people to get confused in all this because I would never cheat.”
“This year I have not been drug tested,” she said. “We are still talking about the ones of last season before the world championships.”
“Hopefully, it’ll get resolved because I don’t really like the image, but it has happened,” said Naser. “It’s going to be fine. It’s very hard to have this little stain on my name. I would never take performance-enhancing drugs,” she added. “I believe in talent, and I know I have the talent.”
Naser’s winning time of 48.14s in Doha was the fastest in 34 years, with only the East German Marita Koch, in 1985, and the Czech athlete Jarmila Kratochvilova, in 1983, having run faster.