Olympian suspended after failed doping test

Ban Kamalpreet Kaur: Indian kickstarter Kamalpreet Kaur has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned drug. The 26-year-old from Punjab, who was a finalist at the Tokyo Olympics, has been suspended under WADA rules since April 1 this year. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates.

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During 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 taken. The test results came back positive for the presence of “Stanozolal”, a prohibited steroid derived from testosterone and endowed with anabolic and androgenic properties.

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

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

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

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

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