According to our information, the French international tested positive after his success in the 100 meters at the French Championships in Albi on July 28. His urine sample indicated the presence of octodrine, a stimulant classified by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in category S6 of stimulants prohibited in competition. This substance, which was initially found in medications for nasal congestion, is often found in dietary supplements.
At the moment the analysis of sample B has not been requested
This abnormal analytical result (RAA) represents a new blow for the Frenchman, who had been defending his rights for more than a year for three breaches of his location obligations, for which he faced a two-year suspension. With the help of his lawyers, he managed to overcome it before the AFLD sanctions commission, and his third violation had been annulled. This case is now before the Council of State, as the AFLD appealed the acquittal decision.
A decision that allowed him to “free his head”, as he told us after the announcement of his acquittal, a few days before the French Championship. In Albi, he won the 100 meters and obtained second place in the 200 meters, which allowed him to validate his selection for the World Championship.
Eliminated on the verge of the semifinals in the Budapest straight (Hungary, August 19), Fall also participated in the French 4×100 m relay, which finished sixth in the final on August 26. A finalist place for France that could obviously be annulled if the sprinter was finally suspended. At the moment the analysis of sample B has not been requested.