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Nigerian Para-powerlifter gets 30-month ban for violating anti-doping rule

Nigerian Para-powerlifter gets 30-month ban for violating anti-doping rule
October 12
09:57 2021

Paul Kehinde, Nigerian Para-powerlifter, has been slammed with a 30-month ban for violating anti-doping rules.

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced the sanction in a statement released on its website on Monday.

The statement revealed that the Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medalist returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for prohibited substances in a urine sample provided out-of-competition on March 9, 2020.

The urine sample contained hydrochlorothiazide and its metabolite and amiloride, which are included on the world anti-doping agency (WADA) 2020 prohibited list under the class S5 diuretics and masking agents.

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According to IPC, the development is the second time the athlete will be violating anti-doping rules.

Consequently, Kehinde will be ineligible for competition for thirty (30) months from March 9, 2020, to September 9, 2022.

“The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned the former Paralympic champion Para powerlifter Paul Kehinde for a period of thirty (30) months for committing an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV),” the statement read.

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“The Nigerian, who won gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the Men’s up to 65kg, returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for prohibited substances in a urine sample provided out-of-competition on 9 March 2020.

“The substances were hydrochlorothiazide and its metabolite and amiloride. The substances are included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2020 Prohibited List under the class S5 Diuretics and Masking Agents. This is the athlete’s second ADRV.

“As a result of his violation, Kehinde will be ineligible for competition for thirty (30) months from 9 March 2020 to 8 September 2022. The results obtained by the Athlete from the date the sample was collected will also be disqualified, with all resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.”

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