The U.S. goalkeeper recognizes her mistake of accidentally using a banned substance, but says she has the strength to move on.Hope Solo says she made an "honest mistake" after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency issued the U.S. women's team goalkeeper a public warning for a prohibited substance violation.
Solo, who has become a household name since winning an Olympic gold medial in 2008 and finishing as a semifinalist on "Dancing With The Stars," tested positive for Canrenone, a diuretic, on June 15. The 30-year-old insists that it was ingested on accident.
“I made an honest mistake, and I take great pride in being a clean athlete,” Solo told Newsweek. “I’ve been through so much on and off the field, from the time I was young. But every challenge that I’ve faced, I’ve been able to conquer and get through - and that’s what gives me strength as a player and as a person. It takes a lot to rattle me these days.”
Solo, 30, will be in goal as the U.S. team searches for a fourth Olympic gold medal. Last year the Americans finished as runner-up in the World Cup, losing to Japan.
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