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Athletics: Campbell-Brown into 60m indoor semis with 'nothing to prove'

Published on Mar 8, 2014 7:54 PM
 
Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown competes in women 60 metres heat 4 at the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in the Ergo Arena in the Polish coastal town of Sopot, on March 8, 2014. Campbell-Brown insisted on Saturday, March 8, 2014, that she had "nothing to prove", as she made her track comeback at the World Indoor Championships after 10 months sidelined by a botched doping case. -- PHOTO: AFP

SOPOT (Poland) - Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown insisted on Saturday that she had "nothing to prove", as she made her track comeback at the World Indoor Championships after 10 months sidelined by a botched doping case.

The two-time Olympic 200m gold medallist and defending two-time world 60m champion, has not competed since testing positive for a banned diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide, last May.

She had contested, however, that IAAF rules had not been respected in her case and "had compromised the integrity of the urine sample she gave", arguing that there was no proof that she had violated anti-doping laws.

The three-person appeal panel of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) agreed and last month cleared her to compete at the world indoors in Sopot.

 
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