Manpreet Kaur In Dope Net Again, To Miss World Championships

Updated: 20 July 2017 13:45 IST

Shot-putter Manpreet Kaur, who won the gold in the recently-concluded Asian Athletics Championships, tested positive for dimethylbutylamine, a stimulant.

Manpreet Kaur In Dope Net Again, To Miss World Championships
Manpreet Kaur tested positive for dimethylbutylamine. © PTI

Top Indian shot putter Manpreet Kaur will miss next month's World Athletics Championships in London after she tested positive for banned substances for the second time in a couple of days, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said on Thursday. Manpreet's urine sample 'A' collected during the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix at Jinhua (China) on April 24 has also been found to have stimulant dimethylbutylamine in it.

This stimulant dimethylbutylamine was the same one which was found in her urine sample 'A' taken during the Federation Cup National Championships at Patiala, which came to light on Wednesday.

"She (Manpreet) has tested positive again for a steroid and the stimulant (dimethylbutylamine). She has been handed provisional suspension by the AFI. She will now be dropped from World Championships team," AFI president Adille Sumariwalla said.

The IAAF World Championships will be hosted by London from August 5 to 13.

Manpreet won a gold medal in the recently-concluded Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar.

At the Asian Grand Prix in India, Manpreet had hurled the shot put to a world leading distance (at that time) of 18.85m, which bettered her own earlier national record.

Dimethylbutylamine is structurally related to methylhexanamine, a stimulant which was found to have been used by several sporstpersons just before the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.

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Highlights
  • Manpreet Kaur is one of India's top shot-putters
  • She failed a dope test again
  • She tested positive for dimethylbutylamine
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