Indian shot putter Navin Chikara banned for four years by IAAF

Indian shot-putter Navin Chikara was suspended for four years by World athletics body’s (formerly known as International Association of Athletics Federations-IAAF), Athletics Integrity Unit for failing an out-of-competition dope test in 2018. He has been banned for use of a prohibited substance and his four-year suspension starts from July 27, 2018. Chikara won the silver medal in the 2018 Federation Cup. At the same year, he was runner up in the Inter-State Championship.

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