British Triathlon star must serve six-month suspension

Image text hereHarry Wiltshire: Six-month ban

British triathlete Harry Wiltshire’s six-month ban has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The suspension was handed down by the International Triathlon Union for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ at last year’s European Championships.

Wiltshire was disqualified from the race in June for for impeding world

champion Javier Gomez.

A statement issed by the ITU on Friday read: ”The CAS panel reviewed video evidence and heard testimonies from Wiltshire as well as from on-course technical officials and the race referee.


”The panel concluded that Wiltshire did in fact violate ITU competition rules with reference to ‘repeated unsportsmanlike conduct’ and that the executive board had the right to sanction Wiltshire with a suspension.

”Furthermore, the panel decided the six-month suspension was not evidently and grossly disproportionate as Wiltshire had contended.

”As a result, Wiltshire’s appeal was dismissed and CAS required the appellant to pay ITU the amount of 2,500 Swiss Francs as compensation for this legal process.

from Skysports


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Devoted Father, Husband and Employee.Endurance sports fanatic (running,cycling,swimming).Triathlon athlete and coach.If only days had more than 24 hours.

2 Responses to British Triathlon star must serve six-month suspension

  1. I saw the video…it was pretty nasty.

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