British discus thrower 'vindicated' by Belarusian

05:07, Aug 15 2012
Brett Morse
VINDICATION: Brett Morse, who accused Ostapchuk of doping on Twitter, says the positive test is vindication after he was heavily criticised.

While Nadzeya Ostapchuk's positive drug test means a gold for Valerie Adams, it's also sweet justice for British discus thrower Brett Morse. 

Morse used Twitter to accuse Ostapchuk of doping on the same day as the shot put final last week.

His tweet was quickly deleted and he faced criticism from his agent, coach, fellow athletes and fans.

"I've had a bad day but it could be worse," he tweeted, just hours after failing to make the discus final.

''I could look like Ostaptchuk [sic]."

He then posted a tweet accusing Ostapchuk of doping.

He used the same platform to express his delight at being vindicated.

"For all you guys who sent me abusive messages via my website and Twitter..... Do one, Ostapchuk failed a test and her medal had been taken," he posted on Twitter.

"Also I must say for everyone who was 100% with what I said. Thanks, just happy the sport is cleaning up and everyone can compete fair."

Some of his Twitter followers responded, telling the athlete that he was now a Kiwi hero and would be known as "the Brave Brit who told the truth".


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