Deepa Karmakar was banned for 21 months for failing a dope test.

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Gymnast Deepa Karmakar.
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Gymnast Deepa Karmakar. | Photo credit: PTI

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Star gymnast Deepa Karmakar has been banned for 21 months for failing a dope test by the International Testing Agency, contrary to claims by Indian officials that her “suspension” last year was not related to a doping offence. was

Higenamine, a banned substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency Code, was found in Kermacher’s dope sample submitted outside competition to the ITA, an independent organization that administers the International Gymnastics Federation’s (FIG) anti-doping program. .

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However, its ban will expire on July 10 this year as the sample was collected from that day (October 11, 2011).

The ITA has confirmed that Deepa Karmakar has been suspended for a period of 21 months, effective until July 10, 2023, after he was found to be on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List of Hyganamine (S3. beta-2 agonists). corresponds). In a statement late Friday.

“The positive sample was collected by FIG on October 11, 2021 under the scope of out-of-competition controls,” it added.

The Swiss-based non-profit organization works under the supervision of WADA and the International Olympic Committee to implement anti-doping programs for the various international federations.

The ITA added that Karmakar’s doping issue was resolved under a case resolution agreement in accordance with Article 10.8.2 of the FIG Anti-Doping Rules and the equivalent provision in WADA.

“The results of the players have been declared ineligible since 11 October 2021.”

Kramacher, who rose to fame after finishing fourth in the vault event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has been injury-plagued ever since he underwent surgery to treat an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in 2017. Fighting with

His last FIG event was the 2019 World Cup in Baku.

Karmakar’s ban has flown in his face as well as officials of the Gymnastics Federation of India who have been feigning ignorance after being put under the “suspended” category by FIG in February last year.

GFI president Sudhir Mittal had then said that he had not received any communication from FIG about his suspension.

Karmakar himself and his coach Basheshwar Nandi remained silent at that time.

Other GFI officials have gone to the extent that “suspended” status may be due to other issues, such as moral or disciplinary, not related to a doping violation.

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