Powerlifter receives sanction

  • Doping Violation Update

Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the IPF Anti-Doping Commission to impose a four-year ban on powerlifter Kristy-Lee Swadling for the presence of a prohibited substance.

On 2 June 2019, during the 2019 NSW Powerlifting Championships, Ms Swadling provided a urine sample which returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for the prohibited substance Dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone (DHCMT).

DHCMT is classified as an Exogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroid under Section S1.1A of the WADA Prohibited List. It is a “non-specified substance”, the use of which is prohibited both in-competition and out-of-competition under the IPF Anti-Doping Rules.

The IPF Anti-Doping Commission imposed a four-year ban on Ms Swadling commencing on 24 September 2020.

Ms Swadling will be eligible to return to competition on 25 September 2024.

Additional information on the prohibited substance


Testosterone is classed as an S1 anabolic agent on the Prohibited List and is prohibited in and out-of-competition.

Anabolic agents pose many threats to an athlete’s health and some side effects may include an increase in blood pressure and cholesterol levels which can lead to heart disease. Liver disease and infertility can also result from the use of these agents.

Sport Integrity Australia is committed to protecting the right of clean athletes to fair competition.

If you are aware of any suspicious doping activity, you can:

Sport Integrity Australia recommends athletes check substances and medications before taking them and to follow our advice on any supplements.

The Sport Integrity app provides a useful resource for athletes and support staff to check substances and medications. Additionally, it provides information on how to find batch-tested supplements or see if a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is required.

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