Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari has been slapped with a four-year ban by WADA’s Athletics Integrity Unit for flunking a dope test, nearly two years after her sample was deemed clean by the NDTL.
The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) had failed to detect the banned substance—a steroid—which was present in her blood sample, collected by NADA officials during the National Inter-State Championships in June 2018 in Guwahati.
Kumari had won the gold with a throw of 58.41m.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) then decided to test the sample of Kumari at its Montreal Laboratory in Canada and it returned positive for anabolic steroid Metenolone in November 2018.
Kumari’s results from June 26, 2018 to November 21, 2018 will now be annulled.