Williams, who won World U20 sprint double in 2018, was tested positive for the banned diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). However, according to her lawyer “Williams bears no-fault.”
“Our primary position will be that Ms Williams bears no fault in the circumstances, and there should be no sanctions levied against her,” he said.
Dr Crowne admitted, “It will be an uphill battle.”
However, he is confident “this is one of the truly genuine times when there was nothing more the athlete could do in the circumstances.”
According to reports, the cold and flu medication taken by the athlete was contaminated.
“We will rely on a finding of no significant fault because again, it’s a contaminated product,” he added.
Under the WADA Code and JADCO code, Williams is eligible for the minimum sanction, which is a reprimand.
Dr Crowne said that is what they will be asking for in the case.
The Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel has not yet set a date for the hearing.
Jamaica is expected to name their team by September 8, but entries for the Doha World Championships, close on the 16th.
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