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Sprinter Nirmala Sheoran banned for 4 years on doping charges, Stripped of Asian Titles

(Odisha Sports):  The Athletics Integrity Unit (ACU) on Wednesday banned Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheoran and stripped her of two titles from the 2017 Asian Championships.

Nirmala tested positive for the steroids drostanolone and metenolone at a competition in India in June 2018 and the sprinter has accepted the charge and did not request for a hearing, the ACU said. The period of her ban will start from June 208, 2018. Her results from August 2016 to November 2018 were also disqualified.

The 24 year old Indian sprinter had bagged gold medals in the 400 meters and 4×400 relay at the 2017 Asian Championships.

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