Kelly Dykes Fails 2nd Drug Test in 5 Months, Receives 8-Year Sanction

Kelly Dykes at the 2016 USAW National Under 25 Championships in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lifting Life/Photo
Kelly Dykes at the 2016 USAW National Under 25 Championships in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lifting Life/Photo

Back in March 2017, Kelly Dykes received a four-year suspension after testing positive for multiple banned substances during an in-competition drug test at the 2016 USAW National Under 25 Championships last September.

Then last week, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced that Dykes failed another drug test back on February 19, 2017. The out-of-competition urine sample showed that she still had Ostarine, one of the illegal substances from the first violation, in her system.

The test was conducted months after Dykes was notified about the first violation. Also, at that time she was provisionally suspended.

Dykes’ most recent failed drug test has resulted in an eight-year suspension, beginning on March 17, 2017. That’s just one day after USADA announced the first suspension.

As we mentioned in the last article, Dykes was also competing in the 2017 CrossFit Open, but only posted one rep on 17.2. Dykes came back with a score on 17.3 which included squat snatches and then did not submit a score for the final two weeks. USADA’s first suspension was announced the same day as the 17.4 Open announcement.

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