Russia's Pishchalnikova given 10-year doping ban

MOSCOW Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:03pm IST

Darya Pishchalnikova of Russia competes in the women's discus event during the Stockholm Diamond League in Stockholm August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix/Files

Darya Pishchalnikova of Russia competes in the women's discus event during the Stockholm Diamond League in Stockholm August 17, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Olympic discus silver medallist Darya Pishchalnikova has been given a 10-year doping ban after failing a drugs test for the second time, the Russian athletics federation (VFLA) said on Tuesday.

A sample taken from Pishchalnikova in May last year was re-tested and proved positive for the anabolic steroid oxandrolone, the VFLA said on its website (www.rusathletics.com).

The 27-year-old Russian, who took silver in London last year, served a doping ban of two years nine months from July 2008 to April 2011. (Reporting by Gennady Fyodorov; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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