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Indian Athletes Sanctioned for Doping

Indian athletes Himani Chandel and G Lakshmanan, among others, have been sanctioned by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after they tested positive for prohibited substances, as per the recently updated list of doping offenders. The decision was taken by the NADA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.

While Chandel has been handed four years of ineligibility w.e.f. June 15, 2023, Lakshmanan has been suspended for two years w.e.f. August 10, 2023.

Further, a provisional suspension has been imposed on steeplechaser Mohammed Nur Hasan and long-distance runner Murli Gavit. The list names other athletes, including Hemraj Gurjar and Anjali Kumari.