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NADA bans top Indian athlete, refuses to disclose name

Russian star Maria Sharapova, a former World No.1 in the women's tennis circuit, had also tested positive for the same substance at the Australian Open in 2016

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 24 May 2017 7:17 AM GMT

NADA bans top Indian athlete, refuses to disclose name
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New Delhi: A top Indian athlete was handed a provisional suspension by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday.

The ban came as the sportsperson was tested positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldonium, a top NADA official said, refusing to disclose the athlete's name.

He, however, informed that over 20 syringes of the banned substance was found in the athlete's hostel room.

Russian star Maria Sharapova, a former World No.1 in the women's tennis circuit, had also tested positive for the same substance at the Australian Open in 2016.

She was originally suspended for two years but the ban was later reduced to 15 months.

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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