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. Also Read - Indian Judoka Deepanshu Balayan Handed 22-month Suspension by NADA
Baljinder had won a discus throw silver in the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Guwahati in June with an effort of 56.83m. Also Read - Anti-Doping Measures at IPL: NADA Might Outsource Sample Collection For T20 Tournament
Parveen is also a medallist from an interstate meet with podium finish in the 200 and 400-metre events. Also Read - Former Captain of Indian Physically Challenged Cricket Team Applies For Peon's Job to Support Family
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.