Kamalpreet Kaur’s sudden enchancment final 12 months had raised a number of eyebrows.© AFP
Top Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit after testing optimistic for a banned steroid. Kaur faces the prospect of being banned for a most interval of 4 years if she is discovered responsible. “The AIU has provisionally suspended discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur of India for the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol), a breach of the @WorldAthletics Anti-Doping Rules,” the governing physique mentioned in a tweet on Wednesday.
A provisional suspension is when an athlete or different particular person is suspended quickly from taking part in any competitors or exercise in athletics previous to a last determination at a listening to performed below the World Athletics Anti doping guidelines or the integrity code of conduct.
The 26-year-old from Punjab has been issued a discover of allegation by AIU, an impartial physique arrange by World Athletics. It will not be identified the place and when she was examined however Kaur is within the registered testing pool of World Athletics.
Kaur’s sudden enchancment final 12 months had raised a number of eyebrows however she had earlier denied that she examined optimistic for any banned drug.
Kaur had completed sixth within the Tokyo Olympics final 12 months. She had skipped the Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships final month after aggravating her knee harm whereas successful gold on the Indian Grand Prix II in Thiruvananthapuram on March 23.
Kaur holds the nationwide report of 65.06m which she had achieved final 12 months.
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