Track and field sprinter, Jessica Peris, has reportedly tested positive to a banned substance.

Daughter of Olympic hockey gold medallist, Nova Peris, Jessica, has reportedly tested positive to a banned substance during an ASADA test, there is no indication so far of what substance was allegedly involved.

Peris scractched from last weekend’s Commonwealth Games selection trials on the Gold Coast, and is awaiting the result of her B sample.

In January, Peris defeated leading sprinter, Riley Day, in Queensland, and has clocked a Commonwealth Games B-standard qualifying time in the 200m.   Day went on to win the Commonwealth Games selction trials in the 100m as well as the 200m.  Peris’s obvious talent made her a serious contender  for Commonwealth Games selection.

If Peris’s B sample confirms the breach, it will be Australia’s second drug scandal so far this year after distance runner Cassie Fien tested positive for  the banned substance Higenamine.  Ms. Fien’s sanction was reduced to nine months due to the fact that the supplement was a contaminated product, found in a sports supplement.

It is unknown if Peris will be found to be a victim of contaminated supplments as well. Either way, all elite athletes are reminded that if you take supplements, your sporting career could be at risk too. (Read more