Last Updated: January 18, 2023, 14:41 IST
Celebrated Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has examined optimistic for prohibited anabolic steroids throughout an out-of-competition testing and has been provisionally suspended.
The urine pattern of the 26-year-old, who completed second in each the 100m and 200m occasions on the 2018 Asian Games and is the reigning nationwide 100m champion, has returned hostile analytical findings (AAF) for ‘andarine’, ‘ostarine’ and ‘ligandrol’, mentioned a doping management notification on hostile analytical findings issued by the National Anti-doping Agency (NADA).
In a letter addressed to Dutee, the AAF notification mentioned, “I do hereby inform you that your pattern A was examined on the NDTL (National Dope Testing Laboratory) in accordance with the process set out in WADA’s (World Anti-Doping Agency) International Standard of Laboratories and was returned hostile analytical findings as particulars given under.”
The sample was collected out-of-competition on December 5 last year at Bhubaneswar.
The letter additionally warned Dutee in regards to the potential penalties.
“I do hereby invite you to carefully read the contents of this letter which provides important information as to the potential consequences of the AAF and resulting disciplinary process,” the letter added.
Dutee, when contacted, mentioned she was unaware of the ‘A’ pattern testing optimistic. “I have no idea,” she mentioned.
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