Media statement: Powerlifter receives sanction - Sieraya O’Driscoll

21 March 2018

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Powerlifting Australia to impose a four year ban on athlete Sieraya O’Driscoll for the presence and use of a prohibited substance.

ASADA collected a urine sample from Ms O’Driscoll at the Powerlifting – True Raw Competition in Perth on 6 May 2017, and an out-of-competition sample on 9 June 2017.

Both samples tested positive for metabolites of Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone, a substance also known as Turinabol.

Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone is banned under class S1.1 Anabolic Androgenic Steroids of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s 2017 Prohibited List and is prohibited at all times. The side effects include damage to the liver, heart and reproductive system. 

Ms O’Driscoll was deemed to have waived her right to a hearing and accepted the sanction, which was backdated to account for time already served under a mandatory provisional suspension. As a result, she is ineligible to participate, as an athlete or support person, in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 28 July 2021.

ASADA is committed to protecting the right of clean athletes to fair competition. If you are aware of any suspicious doping activity, you can report it anonymously via the ASADA website: or call us on 13 000 27232.