Swimming Champion returns after positive test

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Champion returns after positive test

Australia's world breast-stroke champion Samantha Riley, swimming for the first time since escaping punishment for a positive drug test, scored two convincing victories in an invitation meeting in Sydney yesterday. Riley, who was given a stern warning last month by international governing body, FINA, for taking a banned painkiller, won the 100m and 200m breaststroke events. She clocked 2 min 29.70 sec in the 200m, beating Australia's Commonwealth Games swimmer Brooke Hanson by almost four seconds. Riley tested positive for propoxyphene metabolite during the world short course championships in Rio de Janeiro last December, after taking the drug in a headache tablet given to her by her coach Scott Volkers.