STATMENT OF MATEJ TÓTH ON THE NON-PARTICIPATION IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 IN LONDON
„The media and the sports community are delighted to announce that I will not definitely start at the August athletics World championships in London. The reason is psychological and physical exhaustion and resulting training failure. This condition has been caused by the IAAF report, which alerted me to the statistical deviations in my biological passport and asked me for an explanation.
(Biological passports work on the principle of a mathematical formula, and the discrepancy does not automatically mean that the athlete has helped him through illegal means or methods.)
Since I have always stood up against any unfair practices throughout my career, and I totally rule out any misconduct, this message has shocked me. Therefore, I am now focusing, in particular, on the fact that, with the help of renowned world experts from different fields, I have shown that it is the natural physiological state of the organism that could have provoked my present state of health.
According to the rules, no party can express its views in public until the case is terminated. That is why I begged you to respect this situation.”
AUTHOR: SITA / TASR
SOURCE: SITA / TASR
PUBLISHED: July 08, 2017