Indian professional Olympic shot putter Manpreet Kaur has been conditionally suspended by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) as her tested reports come positive for banned substances for the second time in a couple of days.
According to the ANU reports, the urine ‘A’ sample of Kaur has been collected furing the first lead of the Asian Grand Prix on April 24th and was found to have banned stimulant DMBA dimethylbutylamine in it.
It was the same which was detected during a test conducted of the Federation Cup National Championships on June 1.
When asked by ANI media, the Director General of NADA, Navin Agarwal said that “Shot-putter Manpreet Kaur was yesterday provisionally suspended by NADA. At the time of result management process, NADA came to know she took anabolic substance while participating in China this year.”
“NADA has clubbed the two cases and yesterday put her under suspension. We have told the federations and the Sports Authority of India that whenever an athlete is to come back from foreign country, we should be informed so that we can do a physical check of his/her belongings for any doping substances and also test him/her for presence of any dope material in the body.”
Agarwal also said that NADA is now coming up with athlete biological passports to prevent the dope, he said: “This will come in to effect from 1st January 2018.” Yesterday on 21 July, the AFI (Athletics Federation of India) also placed a provisional suspension on the Indian shot-putter, Kaur.
The suspension of Manpreet rules out from participating in the World Athletics Championships which will begin from August 5th to 13th in London. India might lose the gold medal won by her at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar if her positive reports come from urine sample ‘B’ test.