New Delhi : Asian Games gold medalist Priyanka Panwar has been handed over a ban of 8 years by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after she tested positive for a banned performance enhancing drug for the second time. As per the NADA code, athletes caught for a second anti-doping rule violation get a sanction ranging from 8 year to life time ban.
Pamwar won the women’s 4x400m relay gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon along with Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur amd MR Poovamma, clocking a new meet record of 3;28.68s.
Priyanka had tested positive for anabolic steroids along with Ashwini Akkunji in tests conducted by NADA in Patiala 6 years ago. She again failed a dope test for banned non-specified substances during the national inter-state athletics championship in Hyderabad in 2016 following which she was provisionally suspended.