Kenyan-born Bahrain runner Ruth Jebet banned for four years for violating anti-doping rules
ATHLETICS By Robert Abong'o | March 5th 2020
2016 Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet has been banned for four years for violating anti-doping rules.
The Kenyan-born Bahraini runner tested positive for blood-booster EPO (Erythroprotein), the Athletics Integrity Unit announced on Wednesday, March 4.
The @WorldAthletics Disciplinary Tribunal has banned #Rio2016 @Olympics gold medalist & former women's 3000m steeplechase world record holder Ruth Jebet of Bahrain for 4 years with effect from 04 Feb 2018.
Read the decision here ??
https://t.co/cBkQOqSHT4#AIUNews #CleanSport pic.twitter.com/VLUDsZjfHW— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) March 4, 2020
Jebet’s ban is effective February 4, 2018, the time when she got her provisional suspension.
The 23-year-old, however, is allowed to appeal the four-year suspension if she wants to defend her title in the coming Tokyo Olympics.
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