CWG 2022: Indian women's 4x100m relay team member fails dope test

19th Commonwealth Games - Day 8: Athletics (Image courtesy: Getty)
19th Commonwealth Games - Day 8: Athletics (Image courtesy: Getty)

With just three days left until the start of the Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022), there's yet another jolt in the Indian athletics camp. A member of the women's 4x100m relay team has tested positive for a banned substance and is set to be withdrawn from the Indian squad. The identity of the athlete hasn't been revealed yet.

A top source was quoted as saying to PTI:

"A member of the relay team bound for CWG has tested positive and she will be withdrawn."

The dope test resulted in back-to-back setbacks for the Indian athletics contingent. Earlier, two other CWG-bound athletes, sprinter S Dhanalakshmi and triple jumper Aishwarya Babu, were found to have used banned substances, just a few days ahead of the multi-sporting event.

Dhanalakshmi, who was supposed to compete in the 100m and 4x100m relay, tested positive for a banned steroid.

Meanwhile, Aishwarya, who was scheduled to represent India in the triple jump event at CWG 2022, also tested positive for a banned drug.

CWG 2022: Indian athletics squad

Here is the full athletics squad:

Men: Avinash Sable - men’s 3000m steeplechase, Nitender Rawat - men’s marathon, M Sreeshankar - men’s long Jump, Muhammed Anees Yahiya - men’s long Jump, Abdulla Aboobacker - men’s triple jump, Praveen Chithravel - men’s triple jump, Eldhose Paul - men’s triple jump, Neeraj Chopra - men’s javelin throw, DP Manu - men’s javelin throw, Rohit Yadav - men’s javelin throw

Sandeep Kumar - men’s 10km race walk, Amit Khatri - men’s 10km race walk, Tejaswin Shankar - men’s high jump, Amoj Jacob - men’s 4x400m relay, Noah Nirmal Tom - men’s 4x400m relay, Muhammed Ajmal - men’s 4x400m relay, Naganathan Pandi - men’s 4x400m relay, Rajesh Ramesh - men’s 4x400m relay

Women: Jyothi Yarraji - women’s 100m hurdles, Ancy Sojan - women’s long jump, Manpreet Kaur - women’s shot put, Navjeet Kaur Dhilllon - women’s discus throw, Seema Punia - women’s discus throw, Annu Rani - women’s javelin throw, Shilpa Rani - women’s javelin throw, Manju Bala Singh - women’s hammer throw, Sarita Romit Singh - women’s hammer throw

Bhawna Jat - women’s 10km race walk, Priyanka Goswami - women’s 10km race walk, Hima Das - women’s 4x100m relay, Dutee Chand - women’s 4x100m relay, Srabani Nanda - women’s 4x100m relay, MV Jilna - women’s 4x100m relay, NS Simi - women’s 4x100m relay

Also read: Indian athletes Dhanalakshmi Sekar, Aishwarya Babu fail dope test, ruled out of CWG 2022

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Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee