Olympic marathon champion Sumgong has doping ban doubled to eight-years over "false documents"

Jan 25, 2019

Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has had her doping ban doubled to eight years after "compelling evidence" the Kenyan had submitted false medical documents to a tribunal.

Sumgong had received a four-year ban in 2017 following a positive test for the banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) on February 28 that year.

The Rio 2016 women’s marathon gold medallist had claimed she had been given a blood transfusion at the Kenyatta National Hospital on February 23 for an ectopic pregnancy, asserting she had also received other unknown medications by an unidentified doctor.

Sumgong stated that it was unfortunate offence and unintended.


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