Steve Mullings doping hearing adjourned
The hearing into the doping case of Jamaican sprinter Steve Mullings, which was scheduled to start today at the Institute of Jamaica, was adjourned until October 19.
The athlete’s representative asked for an extension to prepare his client’s case. As a result of the request the Lennox Gayle-chaired disciplinary panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission adjourned the hearing.
Mullings tested positive for a the banned substance Furosemide , just 16 days before the world championships begin in South Korea. He was omitted from the country’s squad.
Furosemide is typically used to conceal the presence of banned substances in the blood stream.
He returned the positive test at the national trials in June.
Mullings, a training partner of the former world champion Tyson Gay, has enjoyed a rise in profile this year after improving his personal best from 10.01 seconds to 9.80.
The 28-year-old had previously tested positive for testosterone in 2004 and served a two-year ban.
He could face a life ban from the sport if found guilty.