Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Main News

Houlihan removed from U.S. Olympic trials start list

Shelby Houlihan has been completely removed from the starting list at the 2021 U.S. Olympic track and field trials on Friday after testing positive.

US_Olympic_Trials_Shelby_Houlihan
2019 USATF Championships: Shelby Houlihan leads the 5000m. Photo by Patrick Holleran, Shannon Digital Imaging

Shelby Houlihan will not compete at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials after she was removed from the starting list. The US middle-distance runner who was recently handed a four-year ban after she tested positive for an anabolic steroid, was hoping to compete while she appeal that decision.

Houlihan Was Set To Compete Under Appeal

The American record holder for the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters was slated to contest the preliminaries of one of those events on Friday night at the 2021 U.S. Olympic trials, and showed up on both starting lists on Thursday night, but her name was removed from the lineups when we last checked Friday.

On Thursday, CNN reported that USA Track and Field would allow Houlihan to run at the trials until her appeals were worn out.

“Given there is an active appeal process, USATF will allow any athletes to continue competing until the process is completed,” Susan Hazzard, managing director of communications for USA Track and Field, was quoted as telling CNN.

However, it was later revealed by the USATF that the 28-year-old or any banned athlete would not be able to participate at the championships.

“The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, together with USATF, can confirm that we will adhere to the WADA Code and any CAS decisions that govern athlete participation in sanctioned events,” US Olympic & Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland said in a statement Thursday.

The fourth place finisher in the 1500m at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, two-year-ago and Rio 2016 5000m finalist, was reportedly set to appeal the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sports, but there was no word of her filing a report before the start of the trials, which means her suspension remains active.

Houlihan said the substance that she tested positive for – nandrolone – showed up in test results after she ate a pork burrito hours before the drug test.

Written By

Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Main News

Order of events schedule and where to watch the 2022 Penn Relays. You can watch live streaming of Day 1 at the 2022 Penn...

Main News

Top runners are looking to secure World Championships spots when they compete in the 2022 Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs today (14).

Main News

Erriyon Knighton dominated the men's 200m at the 2022 LSU Invitational on Saturday (30) when running 19.49 secs to break the World U20 record!...

Main News

The 2022 Sound Running Track Meet results on Friday night (6) with Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen winning the 5000m race.

Advertisement