Mary-Sophie Harvey says she was drugged on the final day of the FINA World Championships. She suffered a concussion and a sprained rib.
Harvey said on Instagram that she can’t remember a four- to six-hour period. She only remembers waking up with the Canadian team principal and a doctor at his bedside.
She also shared photos of bruises on her body.
The 22-year-old competed in the 200m medley at the competition in Budapest, Hungary. She took the eighth step.
Yet, she won a bronze medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay event as she competed in the preliminary rounds.
“We are on the lookout for an incident that occurred the night before we left Budapest.” A Swimming Canada spokeswoman told The Canadian Press in an email.
When our team realized this, Mary received excellent care and was allowed to return home as soon as possible.
“The team has kept in touch with Mary since her return home, and we offer her our support.
We continue to gather information on the situation. The file has been referred to our independent sports safety investigator.
Harvey admitted to debating whether to write the post. But noted that “these situations happen too often, unfortunately for me to keep quiet.”
“I am still worried about the mysteries of that evening,” she wrote. In a way, I’m still embarrassed about what happened. And I believe I always will be. (…) But I’m not going to let this event define me.
Harvey competed at the Tokyo Olympics last summer. This summer, she is also expected to take part in the Commonwealth Games. (Birmingham, England)