Callum Skinner’s medical data published by Russian hackers

Callum Skinner is among the latest British athletes to be targeted online by hacking group Fancy Bears.

The Scots olympian has had his information shared online alongside big names such as Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose.

Skinner had authorisation for daily dosages of the anti-inflammatory drug prednisolone in November 2014, as well as salbutamol, used to help asthma.

The 24-year-old won gold in the team sprint at the Rio Olympics – along with Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes – as well as taking silver in the individual sprint when he was beaten in the final by team-mate Kenny.

Ingestion of prednisolone – a glucocorticosteroid – is prohibited during competition, although local, topical use or use outwith competition is not banned.

Last week, Rio 2016 gold medallists Sir Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Nicola Adams, and three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, were among those named as having TUEs.

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