Nasty abuse on banned swim star’s video
A 35-second promotional video is the latest source of nasty abuse being directed at banned Aussie swimmer Shayna Jack.
Preparing her case to fight the positive test results that have engulfed Australian swimming this month, Jack has now been targeted by online trolls over a video released in April where the 20-year-old star highlights her mentoring and coaching credentials.
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Comments on the video label Jack "trash" and a "hypocrite" as she now prepares to meet with ASADA on Friday over the preliminary ban she received after testing positive to banned substance Ligandrol last month before she was sent home from Australia's World Championships training camp in Japan.
The video shows Jack mentoring a young girl on her stroke technique and her entry into the pool during a training session at a local pool in Brisbane.
The video was created by The Playbook Experience, a network of sporting coaches and mentors, advertising their services for hire.
"Shayna is an Australian representative in Swimming and loves helping athletes improve their swimming," the PlayBook Experience claims.
"Shayna can help with all strokes and has a bubbly and fun personality which makes training with her engaging and enjoyable. This is Shayna's one-on-one session with a young swimmer with lots of talent and a real love for swimming. Shayna is relatable, a great communicator and a great sports mentor."
Online trolls have treated the video with disdain.
"Shayna Jack is a dirty drug user! Horton, where are you," one YouTube user wrote.
Another posted: "Amazing insight into the training at the 'Shayna Jack Moustaches For Little Girls Swimming School".
Others said Jack should be banned for life.
"Sure, teach children that they can use it too, way to go cheater, u are a piece of trash and u should be banned from any sports," a YouTube user wrote.
Others took a shot at the entirety of Australia.
"Train with me! I (and all Australians) love taking drugs! Without taking drugs, we cannot win! Welcome to Australia, a proudly drug taking country," one user wrote.
Meanwhile, Jack is also facing scrutiny over a social media post from December in which she is accused of promoting a supplement not contained on the list of audited supplements approved for Australian swimmers.
The ABC reported Jack promoted a photo of herself holding an Extremo Sports Nutrition product that claims to boost athletic recovery.
There is no suggestion the Ligandrol detected in Jack's system or any other banned substances are contained in the product.
However, the product is not included on the two website resources available to Australian athletes where audited and approved supplements are listed in line with the Swimming Australia Sports Supplement policy.