Junior hammer throw champion Ashish Jakhar was handed a four-year retroactive ban by NADA for testing constructive for methandienone.
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- Last Updated: August 6, 2020, 12:04 PM IST
Ashish Jakhar has been banned for 4 years by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
Jakhar, who’s a 2-time Asian junior hammer throw champion and a World Junior finalist, had examined constructive for methandienone, an androgen and anabolic steroid, on the Inter Services Athletics Championships in Pune final September and his ban will begin retroactively from the day he was provisionally suspended for his doping offence, i.e. October 21, 2019.
Jakhar, who can also be the junior nationwide document holder, has been underneath suspension since October final 12 months and NADA’s disciplinary panel (ADDP) determined his quantum of punishment, which can probably be challenged by the teenager.
Jakhar is not the one one, Prince Chaudhary, 100m nationwide junior athletics meet champion and 800m runner Rakhi Singh, who gained a silver (U-20 women) on the 2019 junior nationals, have been handed 4 years bans, after testing constructive for methadone and stanozolol. Prince’s ban began from January 21, 2020 and Rakhi’s ban began from January 15.
NADA additionally provisionally suspended shot putter Prabh Kirpal Singh (metenolone) and fencer Athokpam Lenin (stimulant) from July, who have been gold and silver medallists respectively, on the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) in Bhubaneswar this 12 months.
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