Gomathi Marimuthu gets four-year doping ban by AIU

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Gomathi Marimuthu gets four-year doping ban by AIU

Gomathi Marimuthu, the 2019 Asian championship 800m gold medallist, has been stripped of her medal and banned for four years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after her ‘B’ sample also returned positive for anabolic steroid nandrolone. Her ban starts from 17th May 2019 to 16th May 2023.

The Athlete violated ADR Articles 2.1 and 2.2, in that she had used a Prohibited Substance and that a metabolite of that prohibited substance was found to be present in her urine Samples. All of Gomathi’s competition results between March 18 and May 17, 2019, stand annulled. The Tamil Nadu athlete’s medals, titles, ranking points and prize and appearance money are to be forfeited as well.