Suspended Bernice Wilson claims urine sample was ‘contaminated’

Bernice Wilson.
Bernice Wilson.

BERNICE Wilson has spoken out against her athletics suspension - stating she is ‘innocent’ and a urine sample she gave was ‘contaminated’.

Wilson was provisionally suspended from all compettition last Friday after a sample given at the Bedford International Games on June 12 was alleged to show she had anabolic steroid testosterone and clunbuterol in her system.

However, Great Britain 100m sprinter Wilson, 27, has hit back.

In a statement issued to The Standard, she revealed: “Bernice Wilson’s representatives have today announced that new evidence of the case prove her complete innocence.

“The new evidence suggests that the testing procedures by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) were not kept under the official rules of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

“The so far investigation by Bernice’s representatives has shown that the incomplete and insufficient way that this testing procedure was carried was allowing the urine sample to be contaminated.

“The UKAD now has the opportunity to respond to the charges against them, including the right of the withdrawal of the case and the opening of an internal investigation to identify the party/ies responsible.

“Bernice Wilson expresses her disappointment on how such a serious mistake can occur and her disbelief on the way that UKA handled her case.”