400m runner Deepanshi fails dope test, suspended by NADA

The in-competition dope sample, which was taken on June 27 (either after heat race or semifinal), contained anabolic steroids.
This was the first dope-positive case from the National Inter-State Championships, which was the final qualifying event for the Paris Olympics
This was the first dope-positive case from the National Inter-State Championships, which was the final qualifying event for the Paris Olympics

NEW DELHI: NADA has suspended India's top woman 400m runner Deepanshi for flunking her dope test during the recent National Inter-State Championships, where she won a silver medal

The 21-year-old Deepanshi had clocked 52.01 seconds to finish second behind Kiran Pahal (50.92) in the women's 400m final in Panchkula on Friday.

The in-competition dope sample, which was taken on June 27 (either after heat race or semifinal), contained anabolic steroids.

This was the first dope-positive case from the National Inter-State Championships (June 27-30), which was the final qualifying event for the Paris Olympics. Deepanshi does not train at National camp.

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