What is Tetrahydrogestrinone? It is often referred to as (THG or The Clear) an anabolic steroid. Anabolic steroids are illegal. When synthetic steroid hormones are prescribed and used correctly, their side-effects can be greatly reduced. But when safeguards are ignored, lives are devastated (muscleenhancers).
Many people see steroids as a dangerous drug that can destroy your future. Others don’t see it that way. They see it as an escape from working hard and a faster way to get the results they want to see. I believe steroids take away your life and your ability to perform in a natural manner. So I ask you “If steroids are illegal, why do people use them?
The majority of steroid users tend to be young, male athletes, although steroid use is not limited to bodybuilders and football players alone. Increasing evidence shows that athletes in endurance sports such as swimming, running, and cycling use steroids (dwb.unl.edu).
However, steroids are never prescribed to young and healthy people hoping to gain muscle, WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION, STEROIDS ARE ILLEGAL (cedu).
For a time, THG was considered the drug of choice for safe and “invisible” world record breaking in athletics, being used by several high profile gold medal winners such as the sprinter Marion Jones. (Wiki).
Marion Lois Jones was born October 12, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of George and Marion Jones. Her mother, a medical and legal secretary, had immigrated to the United States from Belize. When Jones was an infant, her parents divorced, leaving her mother to raise her and her older half-brother, Albert Kelly, alone. In 1983, Mrs. Jones married Ira Toler, whose death four years later of a stroke was a devastating loss to young Marion and her brother.
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In 1984, Marion was deeply impressed by track stars Florence Griffith-Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Evelyn Ashford, and Carl Lewis as she watched the Olympic Games on television. She wrote on her blackboard at home, “I want to be an Olympic Champion.” Jones later said, “I just always believed it was in my future to compete in the Olympics. I knew from about age five that someday I would do something special in life”(sports).
That she did—would become one of the fastest women in the Olympic Games. As the years went on Marion became more successful in the track and field industry.
She later married for the second time to Tim Montgomery who broke the 100m World Record in 2002. Then in 2003 she gave birth to her son Tim Montgomery Jr and because of the pregnancy she missed the Olympics that year. Soon her special touch started to rear off because in 2004 she didn’t medal in any of the races she did at the Olympics. I think this is what made her choose to take steroids! Many people didn’t want to believe that she was taking them but in 2007 she admitted to be taking a form of steroids called “the clear”. She was then stripped of all the medals back from the Olympics games and then she soon retired from competitive sports! Marion was sentence to six months in a Texas jail for lying to the federal prosecutors investigating the use of performance-enhancing substances (answer).
She had wanted to start the sentencing right away but the judge sent it to march 11th. After being in prison for so long I believe Jones learned a lot from what she had put herself through. She states this in an interview she had after she got out of jail. “As fast as I was, I couldn’t outrun the truth.” Marion Jones is now trying to move forward in her life by going back to the sport she claims was her first love, Basketball!
Marion Jones was known as “Fastest women on the Earth”. At the age of 15, she was running the 200 meter in 22.8 seconds breaking the high school record (infoplease).
Adolf Hitler, the leader of Greater Germany, August 1, 1936, opened the 1936 World 11th Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler was a perfect host; he welcomed the worlds athletes to the Berlin Olympic Stadium, which was designed to seat an audience of 110,000. During the 1936 Summer Olympic Games, Hitler applauded both German and American athletes, as well as winning athletes from ...
In 2000, Jones became the first women to ever win five medals in a single Olympic game. The five medals consisted of three gold medals and two bronze medals (answer).
Unfortunately, due to the use of steroids she was stripped of everything previous to the Olympic Games in 2000.
Now, the 5-10 Jones, who started at point guard as a freshman on the North Carolina team that won the national championship in 1994, is attempting a comeback to the sport she says was always her first love as a member of the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA (aolnews).
She is now accepting the choice she made and is trying to be a living testimony to people out in the world today. “I am a prime example of somebody who has made some mistakes. It’s no secret. We’ve all made them (aolnews).
In conclusion, is it really worth it? Taking steroids does not only affect the one that is taking them, but also the fan that has great respect for pro-athletes. Every athlete wants to have an advantage on his competition, but what is he willing to do to get it?