News : World champion Salwa Eid Nasser suspended for doping


News :

World champion Salwa Eid Nasser suspended for doping


Naser, in an image of the Doha / EFE World Cups

Bahraini Salwa Eid Naser, c400 meter world champion and queen of the 2019 Doha World Cups, has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for violating anti-doping regulations by not being available to pass controls three times in twelve months.

Elite athletes, in accordance with anti-doping regulations, they must declare their usual location quarterly, training venues, competition planning and quarterly planning with the possible locations and schedules, in order to be available for any control out of competition.

Three non-appearances, infraction

An infraction of the regulations in this matter may be caused by not having filled in the location form within the required time limits or by not having been present in the place where they could be found according to the declared details.

Tres non-appearances within one year, if not justified during the investigation, are considered a doping violation, which carries suspension as if it were a positive.

Salwa Eid Naser's provisional suspension adds to the list of Bahraini athletes who have violated anti-doping regulations. 3,000m hurdles Olympic champion Ruth Jebet was suspended for four years Last March, and the Olympic marathon champion Eunice Kirwa received the same suspension last year, in both cases for erythropoietin (EPO) consumption.

Salwa Eid Naser was erected in queen of the Doha World Cups, last October when he achieved, at 21 years old, the 400 meter title with a mark of 48.14 seconds, the best record in 34 years.

Ahead of her in the all-time ranking, there are only two suspicious marks left, accredited by athletes from Eastern Europe, the only ones in history that have dropped below 48 seconds.

The 47.60 of the East German Marita Koch in Canberra will turn 34 next Sunday, closing day of the World Cups.

Here is another no less controversial time trial, Czechoslovakian Jarmila Kratochvilova's 47.99 at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki in August 1983.

In 2015, 17-year-old Naser was still wearing a hijab when she was crowned world junior champion. Two years ago, in the absolute World Cups in London, he won the silver medal when he was still in the junior category, and in the last two years he has only lost a 400, precisely against Shaunae Miller at the 2018 Monte Carlo rally (48.97 of the bahamian in front of her 49.08).


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