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Olympic champion Brianna Rollins suspended in doping case

Published 14 January, 2021


Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source

In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Brianna Rollins from the United States shows off her gold medal at the medal ceremony for the women’s 100m hurdles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File).

Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal has been provisionally suspended for a doping rules violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said Thursday.

Rollins-McNeal won gold in the 100-metre hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 29-year-old American was also world champion in 2013.

The AIU said it charged Rollins-McNeal with “tampering within the results management process,” but did not specify details of the case.

The AIU cited a section in the World Anti-Doping Code that covers “conduct which subverts the doping control process.”

The code gives one example as “altering identification numbers on a doping control form during testing.”

Rollins-McNeal is the fourth-fastest woman in history in her event. She clocked 12.26 seconds at the US national championships.

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