Temporarily suspended for a quick fix on my doping case: Dipa Karmakar | Other Sports News

NEW DELHI: After reports of her 21-month ban for not doing a dope test, the Indian exercise star Dipa Karmakar took to social media on Saturday to clarify that she had accepted a temporary suspension in hopes of a speedy resolution of her case with the international federation.
Karmakar also claims that she ‘accidentally ingested’ the banned substance Higenamine – S3 Beta-2 Agonists on the WADA banned list – which was found in her dope sample taken last October.
According to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Higenamine is found in a number of herbs used for traditional medicine and used in supplements that sometimes don’t name it. It was added to WADA’s banned list in 2017. The drug has always been banned, both inside and outside of the competition.
“…I accidentally swallowed it and can’t locate the source of (the banned substance). I decided to suspend it temporarily in the hope of a quick resolution with the international federation,” Karmakar wrote on his account. her Twitter, said that she had admitted to violating the doping rules.
Karmakar’s dope sample was collected outside of the competition by International inspection agency (ITA), an independent organization that administers the anti-doping program of International Gymnastics Federation (FIGURES), on October 11, 2021.

Karmakar’s ban period will end on July 10 of this year as it is counted from the date (October 11, 2011) the sample was collected. Her results were disqualified from October 11, 2021 onwards.
According to the ITA, the case was settled pursuant to a case settlement agreement under article 10.8.2 of the FIG Anti-Doping Rules, which applies when “Athletes or Other Persons admit an anti-doping rule violation after opposing the anti-doping rule.” face a violation of the FIG’s anti-doping rules and agree to Acceptable Consequences for FIG and WADA, in their sole discretion.”
Karmakar expressed her joy that the matter was amicably resolved and that she looks forward to returning to gymnastics in July this year.
“Today marks the end of one of the longest battles I’ve fought for myself and my career… My suspension has been reduced by 3 months and back by 2.5 months, for Allow me to return to the sport I love in July 2023. It is painful not to know how these substances enter the body, however, it is even more painful to be in one position. whose morality is questioned.
“Never in my career have I thought about taking drugs. Gymnastics is all I have and I would never do anything that would harm myself or my country. bad reputation. Can’t wait to get back in the ring!,” Karmakar wrote in his lengthy post.
In the post, Karmakar also quashed speculation that her suspension was due to her failure to comply with the domicile clause.
“Many media reports have speculated that I was suspended for 2 years for not informing WADA of my whereabouts through Anti-Doping Management System (ADAMS). However, I would like to make it clear that these are false, inaccurate and do not reveal the truth and nature of the matter,” Karmakar added.
Karmakar, 29, who rose to fame after finishing fourth at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the diving event, has struggled with injuries since she underwent surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament injury. (ACL) in 2017. The last FIG event was the 2019 World Cup in Baku.
(With input from PTI)


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