American shot put star Raven Saunders has received an 18-month ban for violating whereabouts rules for drug testing.
Shot put star Saunders banned for ‘whereabouts’ failure
Tokyo Olympics shot put silver medallist Raven Saunders has been handed an 18-month suspension for violating whereabouts rules, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) says.
“The accumulation of three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period constitutes a rule violation under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing … and the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules,” USADA said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Saunders’s 18-month period of ineligibility began on Aug. 15, 2022, the date of her third whereabouts failure.”
The American’s competitive results from that date have also been disqualified.