American Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Brianna McNeal has been banned for five years for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV), the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) acknowledged on Friday.
Olympic hurdles champion Brianna McNeal banned for five years (Reuters/File Photo)
American Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Brianna McNeal has been banned for five years for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV), the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) acknowledged on Friday, with her participation within the Tokyo Video games in doubt except her charm is heard.
McNeal, who had been charged and provisionally suspended for “tampering all one of the best blueprint thru the effects management route of” in January, used to be sanctioned by a Disciplinary Tribunal because it used to be her 2nd violation of World Athletics` anti-doping rules.
The ban is efficient from Aug. 15, 2020. The AIU acknowledged McNeal has appealed towards the choice to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), with the case situation to be heard earlier than the July 23-August 8 Tokyo Olympics.
The AIU added that CAS had granted McNeal “provisional relief and temporarily stayed” the tribunal`s decision so she can compete except the tip of the U.S. Olympic trials on June 27.
The AIU did not define on its decision for “confidentiality causes”.
McNeal, who obtained gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics and used to be world champion in 2013, had denied testing certain for any banned substance.
The 29-300 and sixty five days-historical led a U.S. trim sweep of the 100m hurdles podium at the 2016 Olympics however used to be banned for a 300 and sixty five days when she missed three out-of-competition drug assessments, which constitutes an ADRV. Her ban, which used to be applied for the 2017 season, resulted in her lacking the World Championships that 300 and sixty five days.