Asiad certain steeplechase runner Navin Dagar fails dope take a look at

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02 Aug 2018, 16:26 IST

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New Delhi, Aug 2 (PTI) The Indian athletics contingent’s preparation for the upcoming Asian Video games was dealt a extreme blow after steeplechase runner Naveen Dagar examined constructive for banned substance meldonium through the Inter-State Athletics Meet in Guwahati.

Dagar is a bronze-medallist from the 2014 Incheon Asian Video games and breached the qualifying mark of 8:41 seconds through the Guwahati meet.

It’s learnt that Dagar was handed provisional suspension by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on July 23 after he examined constructive for the banned substance throughout an In-Competitors (IC) take a look at by the Nationwide Anti-Doping Company (NADA).

“AFI has suspended Dagar, who was present process excessive altitude coaching with different center and lengthy distance runners in Bhutan. He has examined constructive for meldonium. He’s now awaiting his B pattern report,” a supply near the athlete advised PTI in the present day.

Neither AFI nor NADA issued any official assertion. It’s a main setback for the AFI as two athletes have up to now examined constructive for banned substances this week.

With Dagar’s suspension, India will go unrepresented within the 3000m race on the quadrennial extravaganza in Jakarta and Palembang, beginning August 18.

Earlier, this week javelin thrower Amit Kumar, a bronze medallist on the Inter-State meet, examined constructive for banned substance throughout an ‘Out Of Competitors (OOC)’ Check in Finland performed underneath the aegis of Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU)

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