Athlete Seema Punia to be dope-tested by NADA

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 08, 2018 21:47 hrs

[India], March 8 (ANI): Discus thrower Seema Punia will be dope-tested by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, as she as she could not be tested during the 22nd Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships.

Punia won a gold on the opening day of the Athletics Championships at the NIS Patiala. She was scheduled to be tested by the NADA on March 6 here, but the anit-doping officials reportedly did not turn up on time.

In a telephonic interview with ANI, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Secretary General CK Valson said, "It's a fumble from NADA. Officials reached here the next day on March 6 but by that time Punia had left for home."

He further informed that the NADA has now asked the federation to provide a location where Punia can be tested.

"Now they asked us to provide her location and other details which we have shared now it's up to them that how they will conduct the test," Valson said. (ANI)

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