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Olympic silver medalist Luvo Manyonga briefly banned for failing to inform anti-doping authorities of the situation

Manyonga, who additionally turned 30 on Friday, completed second in Rio in 2016 and was world champion a 12 months later in London.

File picture of Luvo Manyonga. AFP

Paris: South African Olympic lengthy leap silver medalist Luvo Manyonga has been briefly banned for failing to inform anti-doping authorities of his location, Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU) reported on Friday.

Manyonga, who additionally turned 30 on Friday, completed second in Rio in 2016 and was world champion a 12 months later in London.

“IAU has indicted Luvo Manyonga of South Africa for whereabouts fault, an anti-doping rule violation @WorldAthletics. The lengthy leap has been provisionally suspended,” the corps tweeted.

In 2012, Manyonga was banned for 18 months after testing constructive for methamphetamine.

Afterward Friday, the IAU mentioned Olympic 800m finalists Alfred Kipketer had been banned for 2 years, retroactive to November 2019, for a similar causes. He can enchantment the choice.

Athletes ought to inform authorities of their whereabouts in order that doping testers can discover them. If they do not present or give false info thrice a 12 months, they are often punished.

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