Athletics-Indian pair fail doping tests

MUMBAI, June 29 Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:06pm IST

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) - Leading Indian 400 metres pair Mandeep Kaur and Juana Murmu have failed doping tests, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said on Wednesday.

The urine samples of the two women, collected at a training camp last month, tested positive for banned anabolic steroids.

"We received the analysis of the B sample today. Both samples tested positive and the reports have been submitted to the AFI hearing panel," director ML Dogra told Reuters.

"The samples were collected on May 25 as part of out-of-competition testing."

Kaur, who won the 400 relay gold in the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, tested positive for anabolic steroids methandienone and stanozolol while Murmu tested positive for methandienone.

Both athletes, who were part of the Indian contingent for next month's Asian Championship, have been provisionally suspended.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai, editing by Tony Jimenez. To query or comment on this story, email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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