PARIS: C.J. Hunter’s testimony as reported in the American press against his former wife and triple Olympic champion Marion Jones is a sad story, said International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) secretary-general Istvan Gyulai on Friday.
The disgraced former world shot putt champion – who was banned for doping during the 2000 Olympics in which he didn’t take part as he was apparently injured – allegedly gave evidence to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that his former spouse had taken drugs during the Sydney Olympic Games and he had administered her with an injection of the banned drug THG.
However Gyulai said that he was saddened by the revelations which Jones’ lawyer claimed were made simply because Hunter was embittered over their separation in June 2001 and subsequent divorce after three years of marriage.
“We read about it in the press,” Gyulai said prior to the Golden League meeting here. “We think it is a personal opinion and it is a sad story,” he added.
Leaks of Hunter’s evidence which he gave in June in North Carolina appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News on Thursday. – AFP