Thunderclap in the world of fencing this Friday, February 9, the Frenchwoman Ysaora Thibus tested positive.
A few months before the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, French fencing is in shock. The foil fencer, crowned world champion in 2022, was the subject, on January 14, of a check “having produced an abnormal analysis result. a press release published this Friday morningthe French Fencing Federation indicates that it has provisionally suspended Ysaora Thibus (32 years old), considered one of the favorites for the gold medal at the Paris Olympics.
In its explanations, the Federation specifies having contacted Ysaora Thibus, who would have expressed “his total incomprehension, his immense surprise and his dismay”. The 2022 individual world champion denies any intentional act of doping. At this time, it is not known which doping product was used. The Frenchwoman requested the analysis of the B sample