Shock to India ahead of Commonwealth Games, sprinter Dhanalakshmi caught in dope, will not be able to go to Birmingham

Pankaj Prasad
sprinter Dhanalakshmi
sprinter Dhanalakshmi

AIU took Dhanalakshmi's out-of-competition sample from outside the country. Anabolic steroids have been found in his sample.

The Indian athletic team's hopes of winning a medal in the 4x100m relay at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games have suffered a major setback. Tamil Nadu sprinter S Dhanalakshmi, who made headlines last year by defeating Dutee Chand and Hima Das in the 100 and 200 meters last month, has been caught in dope. 

She has been caught in a test conducted by the Athlete Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics. AIU took Dhanalakshmi's out-of-competition sample from outside the country. Anabolic steroids have been found in his sample. They have been temporarily banned.

Banned from playing at the World Championships She was barred from playing in the ongoing World Championships in Eugen (USA). Dhanalakshmi, who was included in the 4x400m relay team of the Tokyo Olympics, was included in the 100m and 4x400m relay team for the Commonwealth Games along with Hima Das, Dutee Chand.

The Indian team left for Yugen for the World Championships, but Dhanalakshmi did not. It was told that his visa has not been applied, but the organizers removed his entry from the championship. At the same time, in this championship, the Kenyan athlete was given entry in the 100 meters meter two hours before the start of the race. He too could not reach Yugen due to lack of visa, but his entry was not removed. Dhanalakshmi was stopped for being caught in dope. 

AIU caught the third Indian athlete

Sources say that his sample was taken during the preparations of Indian athletes abroad. However, after this, she came out negative in the testing of NADA in the country. This is the third case in the last few months, when an Indian athlete has been caught by the AIU for doping. Due to this, javelin thrower Rajinder Singh, discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur, who finished sixth in Tokyo Olympics, also came positive in AIU's testing.