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5 athletes suspended for dope violations

first_imgHammer thrower Harvinder Singh Dagar and discus thrower Kripal Singh have been handed two-year suspensions for antidoping rule violations during April’s Federation Cup at Patiala.Both athletes had recorded their personal best efforts during the meet. Dagar, a national champion last year, argued that he took the same supplements which he had consumed at the National Inter-State Championship in Bangalore where he did not test positive.The panel, chaired by RS Chauhan, found him guilty of breach of Article 2.1 which states that it is the duty of an athlete to ensure that no prohibited substance enters his body.Kripal, an inter-university champion and a silver medallist at the Ranchi National Games, did not challenge the laboratory findings.Sachin Kumar, a 400m runner who tested positive during the junior Fed Cup Athletics Championship in March, was also suspended for two years.Weightlifter Taranbir Singh, who tested positive for Methyl Prednisolone, during the All India Police (wrestling cluster) Championship, was suspended for six months after the panel took his poor family background into account.Another wrestler, Sombir had tested positive for methylhexamine and mephentermine during the same event and was handed a two- year ban.last_img

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