Singapore para-athlete Khairi Ishak gets 4-year ban for failing dope test

Singapore para-athlete Khairi Ishak gets 4-year ban for failing dope test

Khairi Ishak para-athlete doping
Singapore's Khairi Ishak (centre) during the 9th ASEAN Para Games. (Photo: SportSG/Andrew JK Tan)

SINGAPORE: Singapore para-athlete Mohammad Khairi Ishak has been slapped with a four-year ban from all sporting competition after failing a dope test, said an Anti-Doping Singapore spokesperson on Saturday (Apr 14). 

The 28-year-old had on Mar 12 tested positive for methandienone, a steroid under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s 2018 Prohibited List, leading to his withdrawal from the Commonwealth Games in Australia even before his competition began. 

The test administered by Anti-Doping Singapore was part of the pre-Games out-of-competition testing. Khairi had been on provisional suspension since Apr 6. 

The National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee has imposed a four-year ban commencing from the date that the provisional suspension came into effect on Apr 6, 2018," said the Anti-Doping Singapore spokesperson in response to Channel NewsAsia's queries.

According to the My ActiveSG website, Khairi won a silver for the T46 100m and bronze in the T46 200m event at the Beijing World Para Athletics Grand Prix in 2017. 

Source: CNA/zl/(gs)

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