NADA bans weightlifter K Ravi Kumar for 4 years

Bhubaneswar: Ace Weightlifter from Odisha, K Ravi Kumar, who had won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games (69 kg category), has been banned for four years by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

The weightlifter had also won silver in 2014 Commonwealth Games (77 kg category) and is the national champion in 89 kg category.

Ravi Kumar ‘s urine sample has tested positive for banned substance Ostarine, a ‘selective androgen receptor modulator’ (SARM), which helps increase muscle mass.

Besides Ravi Kumar, NADA suspended discus thrower Dharam Raj Yadav, sprinter Sanjeet , weightlifters Gurmail Singh and Purnima Pandey for four years for doping.

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