Gomathi Marimuthu suspended after positive dope test

Last Updated: May 22 2019 13:21
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ATHLETICS- Gomathi Marimuthu, India's 800m Asian Athletics Championships gold medallist, has been provisionally suspended after she tested positive for a banned substance at last month’s Doha Asians.

She also tested positive for another banned substance at the Federation Cup which was held a month before the Doha Asians.

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla was quoted as saying, “We have zero tolerance to doping. As far as we are concerned, she is immediately suspended provisionally. She has the right to get her 'B' sample tested. If she is innocent and her 'B' sample is okay, we take her back, otherwise, straight away she is suspended for four years."

Marimuthu was also stopped from leaving for Spala (Poland) for training and competition on Tuesday.