Top sprinter S Dhanalakshmi and triple jumper Aishwarya Babu fail doping control
She was also named in India’s squad for the ongoing world championships in Eugene, USA, but failed to make it to the showpiece, reportedly due to visa issues.
Dhanalakshmi had clocked a personal best time of 22.89 seconds to win gold in the 200m at the Qosanov Memorial track meet on June 26. She had become only the third Indian woman to run under-23 after national record holder Saraswati Saha (22.82s) and Hima Das (22.88s). Aishwarya, 24,’s dope sample taken by NADA officials during the National Interstate Athletics Championships in Chennai last month also tested positive.
“Triple jumper Aishwarya Babu’s sample taken during the National Interstate Championships came back positive,” the source said. Aishwarya had broken the national triple jump record with a mind-boggling effort of 14.14m to become the undisputed star of the Senior National Interstate Athletics Championships (June 10-14) in Chennai.