Two athletes from India at the Commonwealth Games in Australia home sent, because they are the doping regulations have been breached. That made president Louise Martin in a press release known. In the room of hinkstapspringer Rakesh Babu and snelwandelaar Irfan Kolothum Thodi in the atletendorp was a needle in a cup found. In Babu’s bag was a syringe found. The duo had no medical permission.
The two athletes from India could during a hearing in Gold Coast is no good explanation for the found needle. Also three involved officials of the Indian team had the answer. They were given a reprimand.
Babu had himself as the twelfth and last qualified for the finals of the triple jump on Saturday. Thodi finished thirteenth in the snelwandelrace about 20 miles last Sunday.
It is the second time that the Indian team is the subject of investigation is on the Commonwealth Games. Last week was a practitioner of the Indian boksteam already warned of a violation of the prohibition on the needles.
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