Top Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur, who achieved stardom for her exploits at the Tokyo Games, was on Wednesday banned for three years for using the prohibited substance stanozolol, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced. Her ban will be effective from March 29, 2022. Kamalpreet was handed a provisional suspension in May this year after testing positive for the steroid, which was found in her sample that AIU collected at Patiala on March 7. Stanozolol is classified as an anabolic steroid and is on the list of banned substances as per World Athletics.
“The AIU has banned Kamalpreet Kaur of India for 3 years for the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (stanozolol), starting from 29 March 2022. DQ results from 7 March 2022,” the AIU said in a statement. Kamalpreet had refused the analysis of her B sample.
“On 11 April 2022, the Athlete confirmed that she would not request the B Sample analysis or the A Sample and/or B Sample Laboratory Documentation Packages (“LDPs”) unless she was assisted with the related costs,” the AIU said.