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India’s top sprinter Dutee Chand handed provisional suspension for anti-doping violation

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India’s top sprinter Dutee Chand became the latest Indian track and field athlete to find herself in trouble with the anti-doping authorities

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The 26-year-old has been handed a provisional suspension after an out-of-competition urine sample taken from her in Bhubaneswar in December returned an adverse analytical finding, according to media reports

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The star sprinter is an Asian Games medallist, having claimed silver in the 100m and 200m women’s sprint events at the Jakarta 2018 edition of the event

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She also claimed bronze medals at the 2013, 2017 and 2019 editions of the Asian Championships

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Dutee is one of the most prominent track and field athletes from India to have been suspended for doping violations

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Currently, sprinter Dhanalakshmi Sekar, discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur and jumper Aishwarya B are also serving suspensions for anti-doping violations

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Top seed Iga Swiatek marches on at wet Australian Open

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