Brazilian discus thrower suspended over doping

2019-09-06 13:14
Andressa de Morais
Andressa de Morais (AFP)

Paris - Brazilian women's discus thrower Andressa de Morais has been provisionally suspended over doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.

The suspension follows a positive test for an anabolic steroid, the AIU said in a statement ahead of the world championships starting in Doha on September 27.

De Morais, 28, who is sixth in the world rankings, improved her South American record to 65.98 metres at the Pan American Games in Lima on August 6 and was on track for medal contention in Qatar.

Read more on:    athletics


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.