Delhi judoka suspended

New Delhi, August 25

A Delhi-based judoka, Deepanshu Balyan, has been suspended for one yr and 10 months after his pattern got here again constructive for a diuretic. Balyan’s urine pattern was taken through the choice trials for the Junior Asian Championships on June 12 final yr. His samples confirmed the presence of furosemide, which can be utilized as a masking agent and is a specified substance as per WADA’s prohibited checklist.

As per Balyan’s submission, the judoka used a drug to examine hypertension, which was prescribed by a physician. Balyan additionally claimed that he didn’t obtain the discover on 19 July 2019 however solely acquired to know of his hostile analytical report on 16 September 2019 after receiving a name from the NADA workplace. The anti-doping disciplinary panel agreed with the athlete’s counsel that there was a delay in serving the discover by NADA and diminished the ineligibility interval from two years to at least one yr and 10 months. — TNS

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