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Indian Woman Boxer Neeraj Suspended For Failing Dope Test

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International medal-winning Indian woman boxer Neeraj (57kg), who was among the probables for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has been provisionally suspended after failing a dope test. The Haryana-boxer tested positive for performance-enhancing drug Ligandrol and "other anabolic steroids". A former national medallist, Neeraj won a bronze medal at the prestigious Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria and a gold at a tournament in Russia this year.

She was also a gold-medallist at this year's India Open in Guwahati.

Her sample was collected on September 24 and was tested at Qatar's Ani-Doping lab, which gave its findings earlier last month.

"As per the adverse analytical finding report dt. 03/11/2019 received from Anti-Doping Lab, Qatar, Ms. Neeraj was found positive for presence of LGD-4033 (Ligandrol), Other Anabolic Agents (S1 - WADA Prohibited List 2019)," the National Anti-Doping Agency stated.