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Mary-Sophie Harvey: Canadian swimmer says she was drugged at World Aquatics Championships



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The swimmer, who received a bronze medal within the girls’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay mentioned she remembers “celebrating my competitors,” however then got here a “four-to-six hour window the place I can not recall a single factor.”

She says she awakened the following morning along with her workforce supervisor and physician at her bedside.

“I’ve by no means felt extra ashamed,” she wrote on Instagram Wednesday, including that she skilled “judgment” within the wake of the incident.

The Olympian mentioned she suffered a rib sprain and concussion and located “a dozen bruises” on her physique, which she mentioned her mates advised her that it was most likely from them having to hold her whereas she was unconscious.

She posted footage of the bruises on her Instagram.

“I ended up going to the hospital, the place I used to be met with medical doctors & psychologists. They examined and handled me one of the best ways they might,” she mentioned.

“They advised me it occurs extra typically [than] we expect and that I used to be fortunate in a method, to get out of this with a rib sprain and a small concussion.

“It did assist me treatment a few of the fears I had however sadly not all of them,” she mentioned.

The swimmer warned of a “harmful rising quantity” of comparable circumstances and shared a number of screenshots of reports reviews about drink spiking.

“To anybody studying this, please watch out,” she wrote.

CNN has reached out to Harvey for additional remark. It is unclear if she reported the incident to police. She doesn’t deal with the way it may need occurred.

CNN has reached out to Swimming Canada for remark. A spokesman did situation an announcement to the Canadian Press, in accordance with the CBC.

“We’re conscious there was an incident the evening earlier than departure from Budapest,” Swimming Canada spokesman Nathan White mentioned in an electronic mail to The Canadian Press. “As quickly as workforce workers turned conscious, Mary acquired wonderful medical remedy from our workforce doctor on web site, and was cleared to journey house.

“Employees have been involved with Mary since her return and we’re providing her help. We proceed to collect info on the scenario, and the file has been forwarded to our impartial Protected Sport officer.”

World swimming’s governing physique FINA mentioned it was conscious of the “deeply distressing media reviews” and was “deeply involved” about Harvey’s wellbeing.

“We’re involved with Swimming Canada and the Native Organising Committee. In 2021, FINA adopted widespread measures geared toward safeguarding athletes and an Unbiased Investigation Officer might be assigned to research the matter additional,” FINA mentioned in an announcement.