India's mixed relay silver medal at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold as Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya fails dope test

The ban on Adekoya, who was part of the gold winning team, means India's silver is set to be upgraded.

Press Trust of India July 19, 2019 23:39:52 IST
India's mixed relay silver medal at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold as Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya fails dope test

New Delhi: India are in line to get the Asian Games gold in 4x400 mixed relay with Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain being handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test.

India's mixed relay team of Mohammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and MR Poovamma had won the silver in the event at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year. The ban on Adekoya, who was part of the gold winning team, means India's silver is set to be upgraded.

The AIU said that Adekoya's results between 24, August 2018 and 26, November 2018 will be disqualified.

Following the race, India had officially lodged a complaint against Bahrain for obstruction, but it was turned down.

Adekoya had also won the 400m hurdles gold at the Asian Games with India's Anu Raghavan finishing fourth. Raghavan is in line for the bronze.

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