Sprinter Nirmla Sheoran Banned for 4 Years for Doping

Indian sprinter Nirmla Sheoran was on Wednesday, 9 October, banned for four years for doping.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) disqualified her results from 15 August 2016 to 21 November 2018, which means Sheoran will be stripped of two titles from the 2017 Asian Championships.

Sheoran, who came fourth in the women's 400m event of the Jakarta Asian Games, had been provisionally suspended after tests conducted in the WADA's Montreal laboratory last year.

Sheoran’s sample tested positive in re-tests done in Montreal laboratory as directed by WADA, after her samples were declared negative by the National Anti-Doping Laboratory (NTDL) in New Delhi.

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