Richard Upton

Richard Upton (born 1975)[2] is an Australian retired swimmer who won three medals in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the World Championships in 1995, 1997, and 1998.[3]

Richard Upton
Personal information

In 1998, he was suspended from competitions for three months and lost $8,200 in fines and cancelled funding after a positive test for probenecid. The drug was prescribed to him by a doctor against the flu, but can also be used to mask steroids.[1][4]


  1. Aussie coach says Upton fine 'draconian'. New Straits Times (10 April 1998).
  2. UPTON LET OFF THE HOOK. (2 April 1998).
  3. Richard UPTON.
  4. Garrie Hutchinson (2002). The Best Australian Sports Writing, 2002. Black Inc. p. 210. ISBN 978-1-86395-219-4.

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