TABLE tennis star Andrew Baggaley had the surprise of his life last Saturday when Olympic drug testers came knocking on his front door at 7am, demanding a urine test.
The 29-year-old is only three weeks away from action in London, but his rest from the intense training schedule he and his two British team-mates are on was unexpectedly interrupted when officials visited his Milton Keynes home for a random drugs test. And so surprising what is that Baggaley actually thought it must have been some sort of practical joke.
”Have you seen that TV show called Punk’d? I honestly thought I was being Punk’d,” he said.
“I’ve never had drug testers come to my house before but they turned up and I had to give a urine test and answer lots of questions. I really thought it was a joke when I heard them banging on the front door, but it wasn’t. You just have to get on with it.
“There are a lot of things you have to do and we have a lot of meetings. You need to wear the right clothes on the right day and things like that. It doesn’t bother me though. All I can think about is getting my kit on and getting out there for our first game.”