Sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste tests positive, quits world championships: report

Baptiste, third in the women's 100 metres at the 2011 world meet, was a US college sprinter at Louisiana State University and tested positive last year at the US college championship meet for methylhexaneamine.

updated: August 10, 2013 22:51 IST
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Port of Spain: Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste has failed a drugs test and withdrawn from the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, the Trinidad Express reported Saturday.

The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said Baptiste had tested positive for a banned substance, although Trinidad and Tobago team manager Dexter Voisin would not confirm that to the Express.

"She has voluntarily withdrawn from the competition and is heading back to her base," Voisin told the newspaper.

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