Young athletes’ health could be at risk from hackers leaking records, says Olympic gold medallist Samantha Quek.
The British hockey player was among 26 athletes whose details were published by the Fancy Bears hack team on Monday.
It showed she was given permission – a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) – to use a banned drug to treat her asthma.
Quek feels “violated” and says hackers wrongly linked TUEs to cheating, adding: “Young athletes coming through will be scared to use a TUE.”
Part of the victorious British team at the Olympic Games in Rio, she said she was “disappointed and irritated” to discover her records had been leaked.
The 27-year-old from Merseyside also called it a “pathetic attempt to smear me personally and Team GB as a whole”.