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Michelle Smith-DeBruin Requests Test

May 18, 1998

Michelle Smith-DeBruin has requested that FINA test her B urine sample. The samples were taken in an out-of-competition test on Jan 10 at her home in Ireland. She had until today to come to a decision on the B sample testing.

Testing of the B sample should determine if any one sample had been tampered with. The B sample should be exactly the same as the previously tested A sample. If not it might indicate some sort of tampering or contamination after the samples were taken as Smith-DeBruin has claimed.

If the B sample is the same as the A sample then FINA will refer the case to its doping panel for a hearing.