In Norway see her as 'the new Marit Bjørgen' and talk about the biggest cross-country talent they have seen in 10 years.
But now the 17-year-old Norwegian stortalent Helene Marie Fossesholm got pasted an unpleasant sticker from the beginning of his career.
In connection with the qualification for the junior WORLD cup, where she participates from the 20.-27. January in the Finnish Lahti, so has the Norwegian ski association, chosen to reveal her background, which includes the use of a substance that is on Wadas dopingliste of banned substances.
- In the period from december 2014 to september 2017 was Helene Marie Fossesholm treatment with growth hormone, says the press release.
Helene has been studied to pediatricians in hospitals since she was eight-nine years old, because she has been very low. When she was 13 and a half years old, she was 137,5 inches high and had an abnormal growth path. She was therefore treated with growth hormone. Helene is now 151 centimeters tall, type associated.
helene's treatment contains a preparation that is on Wadas list of banned substances. There are very strict requirements to get permission to use such a medication in Norway, says.
- Since it was considered that there was a need for it, so was applied for exemption from anti-doping Norway. The application was approved, and she met all the Wadas criteria, it sounds.
even Though she is on the first place stands a step higher, so is she not higher than number two
FIS Juniors (Konnerud, NOR) - Ladies’ 15 km C— XC-skiing info (@MasashiKohmura) 14. January 2019
1. Helene Marie FOSSESHOLM (NOR)
2. Vera Johanne NORLI (NOR)
3. Nora SANNESS (NOR)https://t.co/hh3DfOoOX5 pic.twitter.com/de8WLMJVma
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Also 19-year-old Kristine Stavås Skistad has according to the Norwegian ski association got medical treatment. We are talking here about funds to accelerate puberty and have a controlled growth, but that is not the case of substances from the doping list.
Skistad has already been promoting in the sprint final in the World Cup context. It happened in Lillehammer in the end of 2018.
Both Fossesholm and Skistad has approved, that the Norwegian federation has moved forward with the details and have no further comments.
In Norway, there are in these years a special focus to avoid the adverse doping cases. In september 2016, was the big star Therese Johaug thus tested positive for the use of the substance clostebol. She has even explained that the substance originates from a cream she used against sunburnt lips, but do not relax the punishment. She missed two World Cup seasons and the winter OLYMPICS in 2018.
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