Top Indian hammer thrower suspended for doping

National champion and gold medal winner in Federation Cup senior athletics championship, hammer thrower Anita, has been provisionally suspended by way of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for failing a dope test – for improved testosterone degree. Delhi-primarily based Anita’s suspension duration has kicked off from October 22.

Anita was examined in-opposition for the duration of the twenty-third Federation Cup meet in NIS Patiala in March remaining 12 months, where she had won gold with a throw of 59. 43m. Anita had also received silver medals at two distinct athletics meets – the Indian Grand Prix (GP) in Patiala and the All India Police athletics championship in Panchkula.

The curious part approximately Anita’s testing fine is the long delay in announcing the result of her urine pattern. The pattern changed into accumulated by means of the NADA DCOs greater than 19 months ago, the end result of which arrived less than a month back from Qatar’s Doha laboratory. According to resources, the put off came about because the athlete’s pattern was examined for the Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) process.