US diver Bonuchi banned for using amphetamines

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming’s governing body says it has banned American diver David Bonuchi for two years for taking a banned stimulant at the 2013 world championships.

FINA says it “discovered that during the period” of the event held in Barcelona, Spain, Bonuchi “used a prohibited substance amphetamine” without a medical exemption.

The governing body did not state that the 22-year-old diver tested positive.

Bonuchi’s ban was applied from July 21, 2013 — the day he placed 10th in the synchronized 10-meter platform event with Toby Stanley.

The former University of Missouri student was the Southeastern Conference Male Diver of the Year in 2013.

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