Mary-Sophie Harvey claims she was drugged at World Swim

Olympian Mary-Sophie Harvey dropped a real bombshell when she explained on her Instagram account that she had been drugged on the last day of World Swimming, which took place in Budapest from June 18 to July 3.

Harvey, who won the bronze medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay in Budapest when she swam the preliminary round, says she has no recollection of a four to six hour period a day before the Canadian team left. The Canadian team left Hungary on June 26th.

“On the last day of the world I was drugged,” she wrote. I have no recollection for a period of four to six hours. My only memory is that when I woke up, the Canada team manager and the doctor were with me, very close to my bed.

During this period, in which she cannot remember anything, the Trois-Rivières native swimmer, who trains under the colors of the CAMO club, claims to have been injured. She attached a photo of her sore ribs. “I injured my sides and suffered a concussion.”

Eighth in the 4 x 200m medley final, Harvey said she hesitated for a long time before telling her story publicly, but decided to go ahead for a very specific reason.

“I was wondering whether or not I would post something, but there are so many sad situations like this that happen that I couldn’t stay silent.”

“I’m still afraid of the things I don’t remember that happened that night,” Harvey said. In a way, I’m ashamed of what happened and I think I always will be. But I will not let this incident define me as a person.”

In an emailed statement, Swimming Canada confirms that an incident has occurred and that an internal investigation has been launched. Based on the information gathered so far, it is confirmed that the athletes left the team hotel after the last group meeting to celebrate the worlds best in Canadian swimming history with a harvest of 11 medals (3 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze). . Canada ranks 3rd behind the USA and Australia. The previous brand was eight, established in 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea.

“We are aware of an incident that occurred the day before we left Budapest,” the organization’s communications director, Nathan White, confirmed via email on behalf of the organization. As soon as the staff was informed of the situation, Mary-Sophie received

excellent medical care from our on-site team doctor and it has been determined that she is able to return home.”

Swimming Canada assures Harvey was not on her own when she returned home. “Employees have been in contact with Mary-Sophie since her return. We offer him support. We are gathering further information on the situation and the file has been turned over to our independent Sports Safety Officer.

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