Ace Shot Putter Manpreet Kaur Fails Dope Test

Evrard Martin
Juillet 20, 2017

Manpreet Kaur was tested positive for the stimulant Dimethylbutylamine for the in-competition test conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) during Federation Cup in Patiala from June 1-4, reports the daily.

Shot-putter Manpreet Kaur, who won gold at the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar earlier this month, is in an embarrassing the situation. While there were three female athletes from India who had competed in the continental event, Aggarwal continued to hint at the identity of the athlete in question by suggesting that since she had tested positive for a specified substance, there would be no provisional suspension and that she could compete at the World Championships.

On Wednesday afternoon, Naveen Aggarwal, the director general of the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), all but named shot putter Manpreet Kaur as having failed a dope test.

Kaur tested positive for stimulants. She can exercise her right to get the "B" sample tested.

"A woman shot putter has tested positive for a banned substance but she has not been put under suspension", Agarwal said. "Her urine sample has been found to have stimulant dimethyl butylamine".

In the Asian Grand Prix, held in China in April, the Indian had won a gold with a throw of 18.86 metres. But there is no hope of India winning the gold medal in that championship. Methylhexaneamine has been considered a stimulant by WADA since 2004 but is in the WADA's prohibited list since 2010. However, since dimethylbutylamine is only a specified substance it is sometimes found included in pre workout food supplements. "We have to figure out about that". Its adverse effects are high blood pressure and heart-related complications. "For a sprinter it can provide the physiological rush", the AFI official said.

In May, top 400m hurdler Jithin Paul was told to leave the national camp at NIS Patiala after his bag was found to have the banned drug - Meldonium - in a search conducted by NADA officials.

Manpreet had also participated in the inter-state athletics meet that concluded on Tuesday in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Only last month javelin thrower Devender Singh had tested positive for marijuana and on the eve of the Asian Championships it was made known that decathlete Jagtar Singh had also returned a positive test.

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