The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Boxing Australia to impose a six-month sporting ban on Kylie Fulmer for the presence and use of methylhexaneamine.
This prohibited substance was detected in a sample ASADA collected in-competition from Ms Fulmer at the 2012 Australian Boxing Championships, Hobart on 3 February 2012.
The ban imposed on Ms Fulmer by Boxing Australia was backdated to the date of her provisional suspension. Therefore, she is ineligible to participate as an athlete or support person, in any sport that has adopted a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) compliant anti-doping policy until 17 November 2012.
The results Ms Fulmer obtained on 3 February 2012 are also disqualified, with all resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.
Methylhexaneamine, also referred to as 1,3-dimethylamylamine and 1,3-dimethylpentylamine, is classed as an S6 stimulant on WADA's Prohibited List and is prohibited in-competition.
Generally, stimulants act directly on the central nervous system to speed up parts of the brain and body. They can increase alertness and reduce fatigue in athletes.
As of 1 August 2012 the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) also included methylhexaneamine in Appendix C of the Poisons Standard. The purpose of this was to prohibit the sale, supply or use of this substance because of its known potential harm to human health.
ASADA encourages any athlete who may have products containing methylhexaneamine purchased prior to 1 August 2012, to dispose of these accordingly. Since 2010, ASADA has managed a number of positive tests from Australian athletes resulting from the use of supplements containing methylhexaneamine. Based on information provided by these athletes, the positive test resulted from the athlete using one of the following supplements:
• OxyELITE Pro
• White Lightning
• Thermo Jet
• Hemo Rage
Any athletes unaware of their responsibilities are encouraged to seek additional information online at ASADA's website www.asada.gov.au