Australian Olympic swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn a 12-month ban for missing anti-doping tests.
Fraser-Holmes, who won a 200 meters freestyle relay bronze at the 2015 world championships, had fallen foul of the 'whereabouts' rule and missed three tests, local media reported, citing the swimmer's lawyer.
"We have been informed that Thomas Fraser-Holmes will be appealing the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, as is his right," SA said in a statement on Friday.
"It's a really, really strict interpretation of negligence and we feel that the doping tribunal has erred and that's why we will be appealing to the CAS," the Gold Coast Bulletin quoted Fuller as saying.
Breaches of the whereabouts rule have snared a number of prominent athletes in recent months, including American Olympic 100 meters hurdles champion Brianna Rollins and West Indies cricketer Andre Russell.
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