Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Queensland swimmer Shayna Jack has capped her comeback from a drug ban by coming second in the women’s 100 meters freestyle event at the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide.

Her second spot in a personal best time guarantees her selection for the Australian team for the World Championships in Budapest in June and Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July.

The race was won by Mollie O’Callaghan, who set the fastest time in the world this year of 52.49 seconds.

It is the first time Jack has made an Australian team since she ended her two-year ban for taking a minute amount of the banned drug Ligandrol in 2019.

Jack protested her innocence but, after a series of court challenges, she was forced to sit out the sport and miss last year’s Olympic Games.

Jack last competed for Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she won a relay gold medal.

“I’m overwhelmed with emotion to be back on the team,” Jack said as she fought back tears.

“Not very many people know what I actually really went through – you know the depths of it and to be back and wearing those colors again means more than anything to me.

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