Athletics Integrity Unit(AIU) has banned Gomathi Marimuthu for 4-years after testing positive for banned substances. The Athlete violated ADR Articles 2.1 and 2.2, in that she had used a Prohibited Substance and that a metabolite of that prohibited substance was found to be present in her urine Samples. Her ban starts from 17th May 2019 to 16th May 2023.
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All of Gomathi’s competition results between March 18 and May 17, 2019, stand annulled. The Tamil Nadu athlete’s medals, titles, ranking points and prize and appearance money are to be forfeited as well. The Gold Medal she bagged in the 2019 Asian Championship that was held in Doha, Qatar with the timing of 2 minutes and 2.70 seconds has been stripped by the Athletics Integrity Unit(AIU) when the B sample of Gomathi returned positive.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Athletics Integrity Unit president: Brett Clothier.
- Athletics Integrity Unit Headquarters: Monaco.
- Athletics Federation of India President: Adille J. Sumariwalla.
- Athletics Federation of India Headquarters: New Delhi.