because he is visually impaired BUT......
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Paralympic judo competitor loses gold
ATHENS (AP) - A visually impaired judo competitor from Cuba lost his Paralympic gold medal Friday after testing positive for a banned substance.
Sergio Arturo Perez tested positive for prednisolone, an anti-inflammatory agent, International Paralympic Committee spokeswoman Miriam Wilkens said. Perez also received a warning but no further sanctions.
Prednisolone is not a performance-enhancing substance in judo,'' Wilkens said.Therefore, we can apply the minimum sanction, which is a warning and reprimand and a loss of the results and his gold medal.''
Perez was tested after winning the 60-kg class Sept. 18.
"even the visually impaired cubans are dirty".
"maybe he couldn't see what he was taking".said doctor ortiz.