Asian Games relay gold medallist Poovamma suspended for three months

Published:Mar 9, 202409:48
Asian Games relay gold medallist Poovamma suspended for three months

The Nationwide Anti-Doping Company (NADA) has suspended a number of Asian Video games relay gold medallist M.R. Poovamma for failing a dope take a look at on the Indian Grand Prix in Patiala in February 2021.

Poovamma was a member of the gold-winning 4x400m girls’s and combined relay groups within the 2018 Jakarta Asian Video games and likewise a part of the squad that received the ladies’s relay gold on the 2014 Incheon Asiad the place she additionally took the bronze within the particular person 400m.

The 32-year-old quartermiler examined constructive for a stimulant methylhexaneamine on the Indian GP on February 18 final 12 months and has been banned for 3 months.

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Adille Sumariwalla, the president of the Athletics Federation of India, confirmed the event and mentioned that the suspension order got here a couple of week in the past.

The primary signal that Poovamma was in some kind of hassle got here a number of weeks earlier than the Tokyo Olympics when she skipped the relay trials in Patiala and left the nationwide camp out of the blue in July final 12 months.

She had clocked a season finest time of 52.44s within the Indian Grand Prix in Thiruvananthapuram in March this 12 months and had additionally run within the Federation Cup in Malappuram in April.

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