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Indian sprinter Anjali Devi banned for four years for doping

Indian sprinter Anjali Devi banned for four years for doping

Devi, who was country’s fastest quarter-miler last year, tested positive for GW1516 which is under World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List.

Indian quarter-miler Anjali Devi has been handed a four-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for a doping violation.

Devi, who was country’s fastest quarter-miler last year, tested positive for GW1516, a substance that enhances endurance and fat burning, in a dope test in June 2023. Her four-year suspension began on July 7, 2023.

Notably, GW1516 is prohibited at all times under metabolic modulators on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List. According to the US Anti-Doping Agency’s website, GW1516 was pulled from clinical trials when it was found to cause cancer and was not safe to use.

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She underwent testing on June 16, 2023. Several weeks later, it was announced that she had tested positive, leading to her provisional suspension.

Anjali, while representing Haryana, had clocked 51.48s to win the gold at the Inter-State Nationals in Bhubaneswar in June last year to qualify for the Asian Games.

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