Gomathi Marimuthu the Asian gold medalist who won 800 metres gold at the Asian Championship testing positive for using a banned substance. Gomathi Marimuthu aged 20 yrs clocked 2 minutes and 2.70 seconds in 800 mtr running in Asian Athletics Championship in Doha.

The ‘A’ Samples of Gomathi returned a positive using of Steroid in the test conducted by the authorities. ‘B’ Sample test is yet to be completed if her ‘B’ Sample also results positive for using banned substance Gomathi would face 4 years ban on participating in any games as this will be her first doping case.

If results are positive India would lose a gold medal. India has won 3 gold medals in Asian Athletic Championship this year.

MedalCount
Gold3
Silver7
Bronze7
Total17

Gomathi Marimuthu Claims thats she has never used any drug in her life time.

“I am Shocked to find out about the results,I will surely be asking for my B sample to be tested. I was supposed to fly Spala(polan) today. No One has contacted me yet. I found out about the results from the newspaper.”

Gomathi had early tested positive for using a banned substance in the sample collected by Patiala During the March 15 – 18 Federation Cup but it was not communicated by NADA.

AFI mentions that ” We have No Idea why NADA did not inform us on Gomathi’s dope positive results to us before the Asian Championship. There was more than one month time interval”.

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