Oct 13, 2010

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India get three gold, but dope shame rocks contingent

New Delhi, Oct 13 (PTI) India's Achanta Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha bagged the men's doubles table tennis gold, another two came through boxers Suranjoy Singh and Manoj Kumar, but race walker Rani Yadav brought shame by testing positive for a banned steroid in the Commonwealth Games today.

The penultimate day of the Games opened with the shocking revelation that 20km woman walker Rani had tested positive for prohibited anabolic agent 19-Norandrosterone to deflate the euphoria surrounding the contingent after yesterday's stellar show in athletics and men's hockey.

Yadav, who finished sixth in 1 hour, 42 minutes, 54 seconds in the 20km walk held on October 9 on Central Delhi streets, was provisionally suspended and a hearing was scheduled later in the day.

Even as India were recovering from the dope scandal, England sneaked past them in the medals table to stand second behind Australia.


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