August 12, 2009 / 1:30 AM / 10 years ago

Brazilian hurdler banned for two years for doping

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian 400 metres hurdler Lucimar Teodoro has been suspended for two years for doping, the Brazilian Athletics Confederation (CBAt) said on Tuesday.

Having admitted to taking a banned substance and waiving her right to a test on the B sample, Teodoro received a minimum two-year ban, which runs until June 3, 2011. the CBAt said on its website (www.cbat.org.br).

Teodoro, 28, who took part in the Athens Olympics in 2004 and last year’s Beijing Games, tested positive at the Brazil Trophy meeting on June 4 for femproporex, an amphetamine used for slimming. She set a South American record of 55.84 seconds in the Amazonian city of Belem the previous month.

Five Brazilian athletes tested positive for the banned substance Recombinant EPO in out of competition tests in mid-June. Three of them have been suspended for two years.

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