Walker Rani Yadav flunks dope test, suspended
India’s 20-km road race walker Rani Yadav has tested positive for a banned anabolic agent and been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games.
The shamed athlete, who finished sixth in the walk race conducted on 8th October in 1 hour, 42 minutes, 54 seconds, would either attend or will be represented at a provisional hearing before the Commonwealth Games Federation Court later on Wednesday, a statement from the CGF said.
The CGF said its President Michael Fennell announced at a media conference on Wednesday morning that an Indian athlete had returned an adverse analytical finding.
“Subsequently, the CGF has received confirmation from the Indian Chef de Mission, that the athlete has been duly notified of the result, as per the CGF Anti-Doping Standard (ADS) for the XIX Commonwealth Games,” a statement from the CGF said.
“The CGF can now confirm that the A sample of Ms Rani Yadav, a competitor in the womens 20 kilometre road race on 9th October, 2010, was found to contain 19-Norandrosterone, a prohibited Anabolic Agent under category S1 of the WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods,” a statement from the CGF said.
“Ms Yadav has been provisionally suspended from the Games and, in accordance with the ADS, the athlete will attend, or be represented, at a Provisional Hearing before the CGF Federation Court later today,” a statement from the CGF said.