Paltrinieri new 1500 SC World Champion, as Glæsner loses his medal


The Danish Swimming Federation today specifies in a new press release, that Mads Glæsner will not only lose his 400 meter freestyle bronze medal from the Istanbul 2012 World Championships (25m), but also his 1500 meter freestyle gold medal. This means that the world championship honor goes to Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri, the silver medal to Faroe Island’s Pál Joensen, and the bronze medal to Poland’s Mateusz Sawrymowicz.


See also the official press release from FINA:

On December 14, 2012 the swimmer Mads Glaesner (DEN) was tested positive to the substance Levmetamfetamine (Class S.6.b Specified Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the 11th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) held in Istanbul (TUR).

The FINA Doping Panel conducted a hearing, in presence of the athlete and his lawyer, on June 14, 2013 and decided the following:

1. In accordance to FINA DC Rule 10.4 to impose on the athlete a period of three months ineligibility, starting on March 19, 2013 (date of his provisional suspension);
2. In accordance to FINA DC Rules 9 and 10.1, to disqualify all results achieved by the swimmer from the date of the test (December 14, 2012). Consequently, the bronze medal won on December 14, 2012 in the men’s 400m free, and the gold medal won on December 16, 2012 in the men’s 1500m free are forfeited.

The new classification of these two events at the 11th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Istanbul 2012, is then established as follows:

400m Free
Gold Medal Paul Biedermann (GER) 3:39.15
Silver Medal Yun Hao (CHN) 3:39.48
Bronze Medal Matthew Stanley (NZL) 3:41.01
1500m Free
Gold Medal Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 14:31.13
Silver Medal Pal Joensen (FAR) 14:36.93
Bronze Medal Mateusz Sawrymowicz (POL) 14:38.29

In accordance to FINA DC Rule 13, the athlete may file an appeal to the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) within 21 days from the date of receipt of the FINA Doping Panel decision.

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