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Rollins-McNeal suspended in doping case

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:15 AM


The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) says Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal has been provisionally suspended for a doping rules violation yesterday.

Rollins-McNeal won gold in the 100m hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 29-year-old American was also world champion in 2013.

The AIU said it charged Rollins-McNeal with “tampering within the results management process”, but did not specify details of the case.

The AIU cited a section in the World Anti-Doping Code that covers “conduct which subverts the doping control process”.

The code gives one example as “altering identification numbers on a doping control form during testing”.

Rollins-McNeal is the fourth-fastest woman in history in her event. She clocked 12.26 seconds at the US national championships.