India's woman shot-putter tests positive for stimulant, pulled out of Asian championships

Indian team manager Lata Devi said that Laxmi, who had won gold in shot put in the National Inter-State Championships, has been sent home early today.

updated: July 03, 2013 16:12 IST
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Pune: An embarrassed Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday pulled out dope-flunked shot putter P Udaya Laxmi from the home squad for the ongoing Asian Championships here after she tested positive for a banned substance.

Laxmi returned positive for stimulant methylhexaneamine in a test conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on her 'A' sample taken during early last month's National Inter-State Championships in Chennai.

AFI Secretary C K Valson told PTI that 39-year-old Laxmi has been ruled out of the Championships and sent back home in Andhra Pradesh.

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