Kamalpreet Kaur, the only Indian woman to breach the 65-meter barrier after coming sixth at the Tokyo Olympics. She has been temporarily barred after testing positive for Stanozolol, a prohibited anabolic steroid. It is revealed by Athletics Integrity Unit on Wednesday.
He attended the Athletics Federation of India’s national camp. And was also a participant in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
The Indian Express reported earlier this week that two track. And field Tokyo Olympians, a man and a female, had failed dope tests for taking prohibited anabolic steroids. “The AIU has temporarily suspended discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur of India for the presence/use of a prohibited substance (Stanozolol). A violation of the @WorldAthletics Anti-Doping Rules,” the Athletics Integrity Unit stated.
According to the most recent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report, India is rank third in doping. With 152 instances across disciplines, the country falls just short of leaders Russia (167) and Italy (157) on this list.
The year before, Kamalpreet ended up breaking the national record twice. Once at the Federation Cup in March with 65.06 m long. And again in June at the Indian Grand Prix IV with 66.59 meter.
She placed sixth in a rain-delayed final at the Tokyo Olympics, matching the best-ever performance by an Indian women discus thrower in the Summer Games. Kamalpreet got the second-best throw in the qualification round and 63.70 m in the championship.
Ben Johnson, is restricted in 1974 by the International Olympic Committee and World Athletics Federation. When Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive for the drug in the 1988 Seoul Games, he lost his gold medal in the 100 metres. Then another Tokyo Olympian who failed a drug test was a guy. His samples were taken during an out-of-competition test. Despite his current condition, he is still a medalist at the international level.