American Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Brianna McNeal has been banned for 5 years for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV), the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) stated on Friday, together with her participation within the Tokyo Video games doubtful till her attraction is heard.
McNeal, who had been charged and provisionally suspended for “tampering inside the outcomes administration course of” in January, was sanctioned by a Disciplinary Tribunal because it was her second violation of World Athletics’ anti-doping guidelines.
The ban is efficient from Aug. 15, 2020. The AIU stated McNeal has appealed in opposition to the choice to the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), with the case set to be heard earlier than the July 23-Aug. 8 Tokyo Olympics.
The AIU added that CAS had granted McNeal “provisional aid and quickly stayed” the tribunal’s choice so she will compete till the top of the U.S. Olympic trials on June 27.
The AIU didn’t elaborate on its choice for “confidentiality causes”.
McNeal, who gained gold on the 2016 Rio Olympics and was world champion in 2013, had denied testing optimistic for any banned substance.
The 29-year-old led a U.S. clear sweep of the 100m hurdles podium on the 2016 Olympics however was banned for a yr when she missed three out-of-competition drug assessments, which constitutes an ADRV.
Her ban, which was utilized for the 2017 season, resulted in her lacking the World Championships that yr.