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SA sprinter fails doping test

News24
17 Sep 2019, 04:10 GMT+10

Cape Town - South African sprinter Carina Horn has been suspended by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for failing a doping test.

A tweet from the Athletics Integrity Unit confirmed the news on Monday afternoon saying:

According to reports Horn's sample included Ibutamoren and LGD-4033, both prohibited substances.

Horn became the first female athlete from South Africa to break the 11 second barrier over 100m.

She achieved the feat in 2018, stopping the clock in a time of 10.98 at a meeting in Doha.

In August this year, Horn ran a season's best of 11.01 in Madrid.

Horn is currently ranked in 30th position in the world for the 100m by the IAAF.

Compiled by Craig Taylor

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