Suspended Olympian for failing dope test

Kamalpreet Kaur Prohibition: India’s negotiator Kamalpreet Kaur has been suspended after testing positive for banned drugs. The 26-year-old Punjab athlete, who was a 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 banned: Discussion thrower Kamalpreet Kaur suspended after failing dope test

In March, at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala, urine samples of athletes were collected in an out-of-competition test conducted by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). Test results showed that ‘stanozolal’ returned positive for the presence of a banned steroid derived from testosterone and having anabolic and androgenic properties.

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

Kamalpreet Kaur dope test: Discussion thrower Kamalpreet Kaur suspended after failing dope test
Kamalpreet Kaur dope test: Discussion thrower Kamalpreet Kaur suspended after failing dope test

If chosen by the athlete, he or she will now have to go through a hearing. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

Kamalpreet was the first Indian woman to break the 65m hurdles in a discus throw and set a national record. At the Tokyo Olympics, he finished sixth in the final with a best throw of 63.70 meters.

This year, he competed in the Indian Grand Prix and won the gold medal with a throw of 61.39 meters. However, he missed other events after suffering a knee injury.

Kamalpreet Kaur banned: Discussion thrower Kamalpreet Kaur suspended after failing dope test

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