Last month, India’s leading decathlete Jagtar Singh was also tested positive with Meldonium
India’s top-ranked shot putter Manpreet Kaur has failed an in-competition dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). Kaur, who recently won the gold medal at the 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships failed the test during the Federation Cup in Patiala from June 1 to 4.
“Manpreet has tested positive in a test conducted during the Federation Cup in June. Her urine sample has been found to have stimulant dimethylbutylamine,” an Athletics Federation of India official told PTI.
Notably, the 27-year-old from Ambala is still eligible for August’s World Athletics Championships in London. However, she has to appear before NADA disciplinary panel for a hearing. If she fails to prove her innocence, she might lose the gold medal.
According to a report, this is the first time that an athlete has been caught for using dimethylbutylamine, which is structurally related to methylhexanamine, a stimulant which was found to have been used by several sports persons just before the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Game.
Earlier this month, India’s leading decathlete Jagtar Singh was also tested positive with Meldonium.
Before Singh, Jitin Paul was also tested positive with Meldonium.