New Delhi, September 17
Indian lengthy distance runner Murali Kumar Gavit’s 10,000m bronze medal within the Asian Athletics Championship final 12 months could possibly be upgraded to silver after unique second-place finisher Hassan Chani of Bahrain was disqualified for an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) violation.
The Disciplinary Tribunal of the Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees the anti-doping programme of the observe and discipline sport, on Thursday banned Chani for 4 years from March 16 for an ABP violation underneath the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.
The tribunal dominated that his outcomes between August 3, 2017 and March 16, 2020 can be disqualified. The AIU’s Disciplinary Tribunal mentioned in its order that the choice was appealable solely to the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland.
Chani had completed second within the males’s 10,000m race within the 2019 Asian Championships in Doha with a timing of 28:31.30s whereas Gavit had clocked 28:38.34s.
Another Bahrain athlete Dawit Fikadu had gained the gold in 28:26.30s.
Chani had additionally gained gold in 10,000m within the 2018 Asian Games. PTI