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Discus thrower Baljinder, athlete Parveen flunk dope test

Baljinder had won a discus throw silver in the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Guwahati in June with an effort of 56.83m.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: August 13, 2018 23:43 IST ]
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National Inter-State Championships silver-medallist discus thrower Baljinder Singh from Punjab and sprinter Parveen from Haryana have tested positive for banned substances and they have been handed provisional suspension.

Baljinder had won a discus throw silver in the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Guwahati in June with an effort of 56.83m.

Parveen is also a medallist from an interstate meet with a podium finish in the 200 and 400-metre events.

The positive test has come from the dope sample collected by the National Anti-Doping Agency in this Guwahati meet.

Both the athletes were not selected for the Asian Games and they were also non-campers.

"Baljinder has tested positive for a banned substance and he has been put under provisional suspension. He will now decide whether to go for confirmatory B sample test or not," a source close to the athlete told PTI.

It is also learnt that a second athlete has tested positive from the sample collected from the same Guwahati meet.

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