Priyanka Panwar

Indian Athlete Priyanka Panwar has been banned for eight years by (NADA) National Anti-Doping Agency. The ban was imposed by the authorities after she was caught using a performance enhancing drug for the second time. The NADA panel has announced the final verdict based on the result of a test conducted during last year.

As per the regulations of National Anti-Doping Agency regulations and code of conduct, players who caught for a second anti-doping rule violation will be handed a ban from eight-year to lifetime.

The Uttar Pradesh born athlete has won the women’s 4x400m relay gold at the 2014 Asian Games. A part from Priyanka, the 4 number team, contains with Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur, and MR Poovamma, clocking a new meet record of 3:28.68 seconds.

Six years ago, she was tested positive by NADA for using anabolic steroids along with Ashwini Akkunji. In July 2016 during the national inter-state athletics championship in Hyderabad, She again failed a dope test and provisionally suspended.

Navin Agarwal, NADA director, said that Nearly 40 athletes had been found guilty of using banned non-specified substance this year.

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