Tokyo Olympics: Sumit Malik banned for two years

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Delhi, First Published Jul 3, 2021, 10:11 AM IST

Delhi: Indian wrestler Sumit Malik prepares for Tokyo Olympics The Indian Wrestling Federation has banned Sumit for two years for failing a doping test. The ban could be appealed within seven days, but with only 20 days to go before the start of the Olympics, Sumit may not be able to complete the process.

Sumit, who failed a sample test, was taken to disciplinary action on March 3 last year. The two-year ban was upheld after B failed the sample test as well. Sumit, a gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, has qualified for Tokyo in the 125 kg category.

A blow to the United States

Big setback for US ahead of Tokyo Olympics Shakeri Richardson, a gold medalist in the women’s 100m, has been arrested for drug use. Twenty-one-year-old Shakeri has secured a ticket to Tokyo after finishing first in the US Olympic qualifiers. Subsequent testing revealed that the athlete had used marijuana. With this, Shakeri’s match result was canceled and he was banned for a month.

Shakeri said he used the drug when he could not bear the grief caused by his mother’s death and apologized to family, sponsors and friends. Shakeri’s best time in the 100 meters was 10.72 seconds during the season.

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Last Updated Jul 3, 2021, 10:15 AM IST

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