Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins among British athletes whose medical records have been leaked by hackers

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The hackers who yesterday revealed the medical information of the Williams sisters and Simone Biles have struck out at Team GB today by exposing therapeutic use exemptions for five British athletes.

Confidential information about five British athletes held by the World Anti-Doping Agency has been leaked into the public domain by a group of computer hackers calling itself Fancy Bears, believed to be from Russia.

Details concerning 25 athletes in total were posted online by the group with WADA saying it has "no doubt" that the hack was in retaliation for its investigation into Russian state-sponsored doping.

Let's take a look at the five British athletes named in the latest leak.

In each case, the documents show that the athletes were granted therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for certain substances which are perfectly legitimate and do not indicate any wrongdoing.


Sir Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins (David Davies/PA)

Britain's most decorated Olympic athlete of all time with eight medals in road and track cycling stretching back to the Sydney Games in 2000. He won gold at the Rio Games last month as part of the men's team pursuit track team.

The documents leaked by Fancy Bears show Wiggins - who has never made any secret of the fact that he has asthma - had a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for substances commonly contained in an inhaler.

It also shows a TUE for triamcinolone acetonide to combat an allergy to grass pollen.

Chris Froome

Chris froome closeup(Christophe Ena/AP)

The three-time Tour de France winner also won bronze in the road cycling time trial at the Rio Olympics.

The leak from Fancy Bears does not detail anything new, as it was known that Froome had been granted a TUE to take the steroid prednisolone during the Tour de Romandie in 2014 to combat a chest complaint described as an exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB).

Charley Hull

golfer (Steve Paston/PA)

The 20-year-old was one of Team GB's two representatives in the women's golf event at Rio and in 2013 became the youngest ever to compete in the Solheim Cup.

The leaked document related to her shows that she has a TUE for salbutamol, commonly found in asthma inhalers, which will remain in force until the end of June 2020.

Heather Fisher

(Tim Goode/PA)

Part of the women's rugby sevens team which lost a bronze medal play-off to Canada at the Rio Games, and included in the England squad which won the World Cup two years ago.

The 32-year-old flanker's record shows that TUEs were granted for a variety of substances between 2007 and 2013, all of which can be taken as part of treatment for a respiratory problem like asthma.

Sam Townsend

Sam Townsend (Barry Coombs/PA)

Part of the men's quadruple sculls rowing team at Rio which finished fifth. The leaked documents show TUEs were granted for budesonide, salbutamol and prednisolone, substances used in the treatment of chest complaints such as asthma.