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Tokyo 2020 finalist Kamalpreet Kaur provisionally banned after failing dope test

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National discus-throw record holder Kamalpreet Kaur has been provisionally suspended for allegedly failing a dope test conducted by the Athletics Integrity Unit.

The independent body, that is set up by World Athletics, has provisionally suspended the 26-year-old from competing after testing positive for the use of the banned steroid Stanozolol.

If found guilty, Kamalpreet could be banned for up to four years after breaching Article 2.1 (Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s sample, according to WADA’s anti-doping code) and Article 2.2 (Use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or a prohibited method).

“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 Rules,” the AIU posted on Twitter.

Kamalpreet had competed at the Olympics, finishing sixth in rain-drenched final. However, the event that led to her qualification for Tokyo had Asian Games gold-medallist Seema Antil raise questions about the authenticity of the Punjab-thrower’s performance.

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