Dipa Karmakar Handed 21-Month Ban After Failing Dope Check | Gymnastics Information


Star gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been handed a 21-month ban for failing a dope check performed by the Worldwide Testing Company, opposite to claims made by Indian officers that her “suspension” final 12 months was not associated to doping offence. Karmakar’s dope pattern collected out-of-competition by the ITA, an unbiased organisation that manages the anti-doping programme of the Worldwide Gymnastics Federation (FIG), was discovered to comprise Higenamine, which is a prohibited substance below World Anti-Doping Company Code.

Her ban interval will, nonetheless, finish on July 10 this 12 months because it was counted from the day (October 11, 2011) the pattern was collected.

“The ITA confirms that Dipa Karmakar has been suspended for a 21-month period, effective until 10 July 2023 after testing positive for higenamine (S3. Beta-2 Agonists as per the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list),” the ITA stated in an announcement late on Friday.

“The positive sample was collected on behalf of the FIG in the scope of an out-of-competition control on 11 October 2021,” it added.

The Switzerland primarily based non-profit organisation works below the supervision of WADA and Worldwide Olympic Committee to implement anti-doping programmes for varied worldwide federations.

The ITA additional stated Karmakar’s dope challenge was resolved below a case decision settlement pursuant to article 10.8.2 of the FIG Anti-Doping Guidelines and equal provision within the WADA.

“The athlete’s results have been disqualified from October 11, 2021 onwards.” Karmakar, who shot to fame after ending fourth within the 2016 Rio Olympics within the vault occasion, has been battling accidents ever since she underwent a surgical procedure to deal with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) harm in 2017.

Her final FIG occasion was the 2019 World Cup in Baku.

The ban on Karmakar flies on her face in addition to on the Gymnastic Federation of India officers who’ve been claiming ignorance after she was put within the “suspended” class by the FIG in February final 12 months.

GFI president Sudhir Mittal had then stated that he had not obtained any communication from the FIG concerning her suspension.

Karmakar herself and her coach Bisheshwar Nandi stored quiet at the moment.

Different GFI officers went to the extent of claiming that the “suspended” standing could possibly be resulting from different points, like moral or disciplinary, not associated to doping violation.

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