Gomathi Marimuthu bagged a gold in ladies’s 800m occasion in Asian Athletics Championships.© Twitter
Asian Champion center distance runner Gomathi Marimuthu was suspended on Friday for 4 years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for doping and stripped of her Asian Athletics Championships 800-meter title. The 31-year-old runner can be banned till Might 2023 and disqualified from all races in a two-month interval final 12 months, the AIU mentioned. She examined optimistic for anabolic steroid nandrolone on the 2019 Asian championships in April. The announcement on Friday got here after her ”B” pattern additionally returned optimistic for nandrolone.
It adopted three extra optimistic assessments from samples taken in India within the earlier month. These take a look at outcomes have been confirmed after she received the Asian title.
Gomathi had clocked a private finest time of two minutes 02.70 seconds within the ladies’s 800m race in Asian Championships final 12 months. She defeated the likes of China’s Asian Video games champion Wang Chunyu and Kazakhstan’s former two-time Asiad winner Margarita Mukasheva to turn out to be the primary Indian to bag gold in ladies’s 800m occasion within the competitors.
All of Gomathi’s competitors outcomes between March 18 and Might 17, 2019, stand annulled. The Tamil Nadu athlete’s medals, titles, rating factors and prize, and look cash are to be forfeited as properly.
Marimuthu can now enchantment the choice on the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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