All athletes are looking for an edge — even bowlers. Except Jean Perez Faure got caught.
The Puerto Rico native had his men's team's Doubles Gold Medal stripped at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, for testing positive for a banned drug. The result meant that the United States' duo of Jakob Butturff and Nick Pate assumed the top medal, Colombia moved into second and Mexico won the Bronze.
Bermuda pair Damien Matthews and David Maycock moved up to 8th place with a combined score of 2500 pins.
"The procedures used to take and analyze the samples are being carried out according to the Pan American Games anti-doping rules that were approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency," the Pan American Sports Organization said in a statement.
Perez Faure tested positive for chlorthalidone, a diuretic that serves as a masking agent. It is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) list of banned substances.