Baseballer receives sanction

  • Doping Violation Update

Sport Integrity Australia today acknowledges the decision of Baseball Australia to impose a two-year ban on athlete Zachary Wilson for the presence of a prohibited substance.

Mr Wilson, who played for the Canberra Cavalry in the Australian Baseball League, returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an in-competition doping control test on 15 January 2021 which detected the presence of 5-methylhexan-2-amine (1,4-Dimethylpentylamine).

The substance 1,4-Dimethylpentylamine is listed under class S6.B ‘Specified Stimulants’ and is classified as a Specified Substance under the World Anti-Doping Code. It is prohibited in-competition only.

Mr Wilson is ineligible to participate in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 25 September 2023.

Additional information on the prohibited substance

The substance 1,4-Dimethylpentylamine is similar in structure to 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA), which can cause side effects including cerebral haemorrhage and heart attacks and has been linked to a number of deaths in Australia and overseas.

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

The Sport Integrity app provides a resource to check substances and medications. As well as information on how to find batch-tested supplements and see if a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is needed.

The app is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play.

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