US diver Bonuchi banned for using amphetamines

US diver Bonuchi banned for using amphetamines

Published Aug. 14, 2014 6:28 a.m. ET

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Swimming's governing body says it has banned American diver David Bonuchi for two years for taking a banned stimulant at the 2013 world championships.

FINA says it ''discovered that during the period'' of the event held in Barcelona, Spain, Bonuchi ''used a prohibited substance amphetamine'' without a medical exemption.

The governing body did not state that the 22-year-old diver tested positive.

Bonuchi's ban was applied from July 21, 2013 - the day he placed 10th in the synchronized 10-meter platform event with Toby Stanley.


The former University of Missouri student was the Southeastern Conference Male Diver of the Year in 2013.