On her social media, regarding her doping case, the 2012 London Olympics gold medalist with the Brazil Women’s Volleyball National Team, Tandara Caixeta, once again repeated that she didn’t take anything on her own.
One of the Brazil National Team pillars, Tandara, won’t be eligible for playing in the next 4 years (actually, 3 years, counting 2021) due to a suspension received from her country’s Anti-Doping Court of Sports Justice for using doping. The 33-year-old opposite hitter, just like at the end of the Tokyo Olympics last year (from which she was disqualified), said that she wasn’t guilty and that she never took anything willingly that can be considered doping.
“I’ve always been driven by challenges and faced many adverse situations during my life. I never spoke openly about the doping case because I was determined to prove my innocence, and I still am. This sentence is particularly difficult for me because I’m being sentenced for something I didn’t do and God knows that. I’m proud of my 18+ years of career without any blemishes. My life is volleyball and anyone who knows me knows that I wouldn’t do anything that could destroy everything I’ve built in all this time,” Tandara posted on Instagram.
She added that she had an unjust, disproportionate conviction although she had more than enough evidence to show that she was contaminated. Tandara said that she’ll appeal to a higher instance to prove her innocence.