Mads Glæsner wins doping appeal against FINA, reinstated as 2012 World Champ in the 1500 free


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Following the decision of the FINA Doping Panel on June 14, 2013 (see FINA Press Release 47/2013) on the case Mads Glaesner (DEN), the swimmer filed an appeal to the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport). The decision of the CAS, issued on January 31, 2014 stipulates that only the results of the date of testing (December 14, 2012) are forfeited.

Therefore, the final classification of the two relevant events at the 11th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Istanbul 2012 is established as follows:

400m Free (on December 14, 2012):

  • 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 (on December 16, 2012):

  • Gold Medal: Mads Glaesner (DEN) – 14:30.01
  • Silver Medal: Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) – 14:31.13
  • Bronze Medal: Pal Joensen (FAR) – 14:36.93

See also CAS Press Release and full decision on this issue


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