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Olympian suspended after failed dope test


Kamalpreet Kaur ban: India’s Discuss Thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has been provisionally suspended after being tested positive for a banned drug. The 26-year-old athlete from Punjab, who was Tokyo Olympic finalist has been under suspension under WADA regulations since April 1 this year. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates.

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Kamalpreet Kaur ban: Discuss Thrower Kamalpreet Kaur provisionally suspended after failing dope test

In out-of-competition testing conducted by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in March at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala, the athlete’s urine sample was collected. The test results returned positive for the presence of ‘Stanozolal’ a banned steroid that is derived from testosterone and has anabolic and androgenic properties.

Kamalpreet Kaur is now provisionally suspended from participating in any Athletics event. This means she will not be able to compete at the World Athletics Championships (July 15-24), Commonwealth Games (July 28-August 28) and Asian Games (September 10-15).

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She will now have to go through a hearing if opted by the athlete. If she is proven guilty, she will have to face a four-year ban.

Kamalpreet was the first Indian woman to break the 65 m barrier in Discuss Throw and holds the national record. At Tokyo Olympics she registered a best throw of 63.70 m in the final to finish at the sixth spot.

This year, she competed in the Indian Grand Prix and won the gold medal with a throw of 61.39 m. She however skipped the other events after suffering a knee injury.

Kamalpreet Kaur ban: Discuss Thrower Kamalpreet Kaur provisionally suspended after failing dope test

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