Nour-Aldin al-Kurdi, the fifth athlete to be expelled for doping, tested positive for clenbuterol, which is widely used to build muscle bulk. (Read: MC Mary Kom Wins Historic Gold in Boxing)
"The competitor has been disqualified from the competition as well as these Games," said an OCA statement, released the day after a wushu gold medal-winner from Malaysia was expelled for a failed test. (Read: Sarita Devi Refuses to Wear Bronze Medal, Weeps on Podium)
Al-Kurdi, 19, won a silver medal in the men's 70kg class at the Asian junior championships in Malaysia last month. None of the karate medal contests have yet been held at the Incheon Asian Games. The OCA said the failed sample was taken during training on September 25. (Also Read: Malaysia Refuse to Return Doping Wushu Gold)
The 15-day Games have brought together 9,500 athletes and the OCA says about 1,900 will undergo drug tests.