India’s leading shot putter, Karanveer Singh, and discus thrower, Kirpal Singh, were among numerous athletes from various sports who received four-year bans from the National Anti-Doping Agency’s (NADA) Disciplinary panel. The bans were imposed by the NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) on December 29, 2023, with the agency releasing the list of banned athletes only recently.
Kirpal’s ban period began on July 7, 2023, while Karanveer will serve his ban from July 26, 2023. Both were among around 20 athletes from across sports whose provisional suspensions were revealed by the NADA in July last year.
The 25-year-old Karanveer, who had won a bronze in the Federation Cup last year, had returned positive for methandienone and SARMS enobosarm. He was pulled out of the Indian team for the Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok in July last year.
Kirpal, who had won gold in last year’s National Inter-State Championships, had tested positive for stanozolol.