Odisha Weightlifter K Ravi Kumar Failed Dope Test, Banned for 4 Years


New Delhi: In a major setback to Odisha weightlifter, K Ravi Kumar has been banned for four years after failing a drug test, report said.

The 31-year-old Kumar, who won the 69kg title at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a silver in 2014 (77kg), tested positive for Ostarine, media reports said.

Ostarine helps increase muscle mass though is not available to the public.

The ban is a new blow for scandal-tainted Indian weightlifting, which has been restricted to only four Olympic places — two men and two women — in Tokyo next year because of its high number of doping cases.

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