FINA Communication Department

On January 23, 2016, the swimmer YANG Zhixian (CHN) was tested positive to the prohibited substance Hydrochlorothiazide (Class S.5 Diuretics and Masking Agents) following an out-of-competition doping control test conducted by CHINADA.


The China Swimming Association imposed in accordance with art. 10.7.1 a sanction of one (1) year ineligibility on the athlete starting on February 25, 2016, the day of his provisional suspension. All competitive results obtained by the athlete since January 23, 2016 were disqualified with all resulting consequences including forfeiture of any title, award, medals, points, prizes, etc.