In NEW DELHI: The international sensation and Top Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur. Who rose to fame for her performances at the Tokyo Olympics. Shockingly on Wednesday, she has given a three-year suspension for taking the drug stanozolol. In accordance with the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). In the discus throw, Kaur’s sixth-place result in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was her best finish.
The 26-year-old is the first Indian female athlete to throw the discus more than 65 meters. With an effort of 65.06 meters. Kamalpreet Kaur broke the discus throw national record. She increased her record in the Indian Grand Prix-4 in 2021 to 66.59m.
Her suspension will go into force on March 29, 2022
“On March 28, 2022, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) authorized a laboratory in Lausanne. Switzerland reported an Adverse Analytical Finding in the Sample for the presence of Stanozolol metabolites. The AIU stated in a statement. Kamalpreet Kaur received a temporary ban in May of this year after testing positive. For the steroid in a sample taken from her by the AIU on March 7 in Patiala.
Shivpal Singh, is an Indian javelin thrower who competed in the Tokyo Olympics. He had previously received a four-year suspension for failing a drug test in the previous year. Kamalpreet gained popularity after her sixth-place finish. At the Tokyo Olympics and became the only Indian woman to break the 65 meters barrier. She was part of the national camp conducted by the Athletics Federation of India and also was included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
Kaur first suggested the positive test was caused by a contaminated protein supplement. According to the AIU’s published ruling. The World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory in New Delhi conducted testing on the supplement and found traces of the steroid. Traces in the supplement according to an AIU scientific consultant, were incompatible with the athlete’s positive test result.