Commonwealth Games 2022 S Dhanalakshmi and triple jumper Aishwarya Babu fail dope test | Big blow to India even before Commonwealth Games, two legendary players out together

Commonwealth Games 2022: Top sprinter S Dhanalakshmi will miss the upcoming Commonwealth Games after failing a dope test, national record holder in triple jump Aishwarya Babu has also been found guilty of consuming a banned substance.

Big blow to India

Dhanalakshmi is in India’s 36-man squad for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. She was found guilty of using banned steroids in a test conducted by the Athletics Integrity Unit of World Athletics. A top source said, ‘Dhanalakshmi has been found positive in the dope test conducted by AIU. She will not go to the Birmingham Games.

Dhanalakshmi fails in doping

Dhanalakshmi was to represent India in the hundred meters and four times the 100 meters. She was also in the Indian team for the World Championship in Eugene but could not go due to visa issues. Dhanalakshmi won the 200m gold medal at the Kosanov Memorial Athletics Meet on 26 June. She clocked 22.89 seconds and became the third Indian after national record holders Saraswati Saha (22.82 seconds) and Hima Das (22.88 seconds) to clock less than 23 seconds.

Aishwarya’s test was also found positive

Aishwarya, 24, was sampled by NADA officials during the National Inter-Provincial Athletics Championships in Chennai last month. The result of his investigation has come positive. Aishwarya had set a national record in triple jump in Chennai.

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