The most shocking thing about golden-girl Maria Sharapova being busted is that so many people are surprised by it. It’s 2016 and people still think that athletes wont dope to the gills to win, especially as their career and income depends on results.
Sharapova- typical dumb, lazy doper
Sharapova was caught taking Meldonium which she has been guzzling for 10 years. With the drug only making it onto the WADA list of prohibited substances on January 1st, Maria neglected to reconfirm to herself that she was cheating. She claims that it’s for a magnesium deficiency she has and has been taking it for 10 years to combat this. In fact, the course of taking Meldonium should only run to a maximum of 4-6 weeks, which would have the flaky fan girls believe that she must just have a ‘really bad deficiency’…
The fact of the matter is that she was notified on the 30th September 2015 that the drug would become prohibited new years day 2016. So, with that in mind, Maria has to be the dumbest fuckwit to get caught taking it after having three months to ween herself off.
Hmm, I wonder why Sharapova might’ve been taking Meldonium? Well, as studies have shown it is well known that the drug increases stamina and endurance. Meldonium increases the speed at which oxygen is transported to the muscles and it improves the bodies uptake of oxygen. This means Maria would have been able to produce energy for longer in both the aerobic and lactate energy systems. Both of these systems are incredibly important for playing tennis and Meldonium would definitely have given Sharapova an advantage over competitors.
She was just taking it for a ‘magnesium deficiency’ though right?
And people say there’s no doping in Tennis…