Kenya’s teenage athlete Angela Munguti handed four-year doping ban


Kenya's teenage athlete Angela Munguti handed four-year doping ban
Angela Munguti has been slapped with a four-year doping ban dealing a major blow to here nascent career.PHOTO/COURTESY

Kenyan’s teenage athlete Angela Munguti has been banned for four years over violations of Anti-Doping Rules (ADR).

In a statement, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) revealed that the athlete failed an out-of-competition doping test conducted to her at the Youth Olympics held in Buenos Aires, Argentina last year.

AIU disclosed that the 17-year-old 800m runner tested positive for a banned substance Norandrosterone.

Consequently, the athlete will be ineligible to compete for four years beginning October 7 when she underwent the test as well as forfeit any titles, awards, medals, points and prize since then.

According to AIU, Munguti- the African Youth Games 800m silver medallist admitted the findings.

“The athlete signed a form by which she admitted the ADR, waived her right to a hearing and accepted the disqualification of her results obtained at the Olympic Games…,” read part of the statement.

The athlete alongside the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) still have a room to appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The new development is a big blow to the athlete with Athletics Kenya having passed that any banned athlete will not be allowed to represent the country in any competition.

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