Williams Returns Positive Test For Banned Substance, Team Points To Cold & Flu Medication

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National junior record holder, Briana Williams has returned a positive test for the banned diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide.

Williams who finished third in the women’s 100-metres at the national senior trials was expected to be a part of Jamaica’s team to the 2019 I-Double-A-F World Championships, in Doha, Qatar.

Williams’ B sample has reportedly confirmed the presence of the substance.

The tests were carried out at the National Senior Championships in June.

Williams’ team has pointed to a contaminated cold and flu medication, which she had declared on her testing protocol form, as the source of the banned substance.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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