Yvan Jean Pierrot was the rising star of weightlifting in Mauritius. But he had a tragic end during a road accident that occurred in Midlands on Thursday 31 December 2015. Toxicological analysis performed at the Forensic Science Laboratory of Reduit revealed the presence of hallucinogens and narcotics in his blood.
During the autopsy, samples had been taken for analysis. And toxicological analysis revealed the presence of two products in the blood of Yvan Pierrot: Ketamine, a hallucinogen product, and Meperidine, a narcotic. Asked about this, Poorun Bhoolah, President of the Mauritian Weightlifting Federation, declared that: “Je n’ai pas eu le rapport de la police et je préfère ne pas commenter le sujet. Néanmoins, si cela s’avère, c’est choquant qu’un athlète de haut niveau ait pu consommer ce genre de substances.”
Yvan Pierrot, who lived in Rivière des Creoles, was perceived as one of the most promising athletes in the village. The evening of the drama, the young man was returning from Curepipe after visiting his friends and had to spend the evening with family. Yvan Pierrot’s car had grazed a guardrail on twenty meters before finishing up against an electric pylon.
Early indications showed that the young man lost control of his vehicle. He passed away on the 1st of January 2016. The triple gold medalist at les Jeux des îles de l’océan Indien 2015, he died as a result of the traumatic amputation of both legs. This had been revealed from the autopsy performed by Dr. Sudesh Kumar Gungadin, Police Chief Medical Officer.