Peru's Herrara and Brazil's Bittencourt Fail Drug Testing at Pan Am Championships, Each Suspended Four Years

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 7) – Peru’s Abel HERRARA and Brazil’s Juan BITTENCOURT have been suspended from all United World Wrestling competitions for four years following their positive test results at the Pan American Championships in Santiago, Chile which came back positive for anabolic steroids in both their “A” and “B” samples.

Herrera, who failed his “A” sample for norandrosterone and noretiocholanolone was informed by United World Wrestling that “B” sample has come back positive and per United World Wrestling’s anti-doping rules, Herrara must return his silver medal to United World Wrestling and will be suspended from competition for four years: 29 May 2015 until 28 May 2019. As a result of the positive test Herrara’s silver medal points are removed from 2015 Pan American Championship results table.

Bittencourt also failed his “A” and “B” samples, testing positive for Metabolites of drostanolone and must return his bronze medal. He will be suspended from competition for four years: 2 June 2015 until 1st June 2019. As a result of the positive test Bitencourt’s bronze medal points are removed from the 2015 Pan American Championship results table.

Wilfredo Margarito HENRIQUEZ HERNANDEZ (VEN) has been awarded the silver medal at 65kg in men’s freestyle and Marbin Danilo MIRANDA (GUA) has been awarded the bronze.

At 97kg Yuri MAIER (ARG) has been awarded the bronze.