Friday, May 24, 2024

Triple jumper Arun loses Nationwide Video games gold

Triple jumper A.B. Arun’s Nationwide Video games gold, which he stunningly gained with a private greatest effort of 16.79m in Goa in November, has been taken away. The 25-year-old had damaged Asian Video games bronze medallist Praveen Chithravel’s Nationwide Video games report of 16.68m (2022) along with his last-round effort in Goa.

The up to date outcomes of the Nationwide Video games, now accessible on the Athletics Federation of India’s web site, has marked Arun as DQ (disqualified) and has defined that it’s for a dope offence. The Nationwide Anti-Doping Company (NADA) had been a really energetic physique in Goa. Providers’ Karthik Unnikrishnan, who completed second with 16.57m, has now been moved as much as the gold.

“My coach (Navy’s Shankar) instructed me about it, he despatched me the up to date outcomes too however I’ve not bought any intimation or letter in regards to the subject,” the 25-year-old Arun, a Navy athlete who competed below the Providers banner within the Nationwide Video games, instructed The Hindu on Monday.

“I’ve been very tense since I bought the information. Now, I ought to discuss to my coach and determine what I ought to do. I’ve come to Ballari for the JSW (Encourage Institute of Sport) trials, I got here right here a few week in the past.”

Shankar, who trains Navy jumpers at Thenipalam close to Kozhikode and who had coached Arun on the Nationwide Video games and Nationwide Open earlier, mentioned the triple jumper had talked about the small print of the proteins and gingseng, which he had used, within the type given to the dope-control officers.

“However he missed mentioning voveran, which he had taken for ache reduction, within the type,” mentioned Shankar.

Arun, who had gained the Nationwide Open gold in Bengaluru a fortnight earlier than the Nationwide Video games with 16.46 — a private greatest then — had a really spectacular 2023 which made him the third greatest jumper within the nation final yr. His greatest until 2022 was 16.37m.

The Nationwide Video games outcomes of eight different athletes had been additionally disqualified for dope offence however Arun was the lone gold medallist within the bunch.

The others are Goa’s Ajay Kumar (bronze in 5,000 and sixth in 10,000m), Punjab’s Harjodhvir Singh (fifth in 5,000m & DNF in 10,000m), Haryana’s 4x400m relay runner Parveen Kumar (staff was fourth), Uttar Pradesh’s Farman Ali (seventh in 20km stroll) within the males’s part and Punjab’s Kamaljeet Kaur (200m silver, 100m sixth — she was additionally the Nationwide Open 200m champion earlier), Gujarat’s Drashti Chaudhari (5,000m bronze), UP’s Rachana (hammer bronze) and Kerala’s V. Neha (staff gained 4x100m relay silver) within the girls’s part.

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