Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur, who turned an in a single day star after ending sixth on the Tokyo Olympics and the one Indian lady to interrupt the 65 metres barrier, has been provisionally suspended after testing constructive for Stanozolol, a banned anabolic steroid, the Athletics Integrity Unit stated on Wednesday.
Kamalpreet was a part of the nationwide camp carried out by the Athletics Federation of India and in addition was included within the Goal Olympic Podium Scheme.
Earlier this week The Indian The Press Reporter had reported that two track-and-field Tokyo Olympians, a male and a feminine, had failed dope checks for utilizing banned anabolic steroids. “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 Guidelines,” the Athletics Integrity Unit tweeted.
India is ranked third in doping, in accordance with the most recent World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) report launched in 2021. With 152 circumstances throughout disciplines, the nation is marginally under leaders Russia (167) and Italy (157) on this listing.
Final 12 months Kamalpreet broke the nationwide report on two events — on the Federation Cup in March (65.06 metres) and in June improved the mark to 66.59 metres on the Indian Grand Prix IV.
On the Tokyo Olympics, throughout a rain-interrupted ultimate, she had completed sixth to match the all time end by Indian girls discus thrower on the Summer season Video games. Within the qualification spherical, Kamalpreet had the second-best throw and within the ultimate she produced 63.70 metres.
Kamalpreet, her coach Rakhi Tyagi, Athletics Federation of India president Adille Sumariwala and chief nationwide coach Radhakrishnan Nair didn’t reply to calls. The AIU has issued a discover of allegation to 26-year-old Kamalpreet.
Ben Johnson drug Stanozolol is an artificial steroid and was banned by the Worldwide Olympic Committee and World Athletics (IAAF then) in 1974. The steroid shot to prominence when Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson examined constructive on the 1988 Seoul Video games and was stripped of his 100 metres gold medal. The opposite Tokyo Olympian who has failed a dope check is a male whose samples have been collected throughout an out-of-competition check. Though his present type has dipped, he stays a world medallist.