Meanwhile, Kumari is not a first-time offended. She was handed a four-year ban back in 2015 by NADA after testing positive for Methenolone. If found guilty once again, she could face a ban of eight years.
Asian Games Participant Rachna Kumari’s Version
It is learned that Kumari had given the out-of-competition samples in Patiala on September 24. “I have not got any information that I have failed dope test, though I had given my urine sample on September 24 in Patiala,” she told PTI from her home in Uttar Pradesh. An AFI official too confirmed the reports of Kumari failing the dope test.
“It is not a NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency) case but of AIU, so I don’t know the details,” the official said.
Rachna Kumari Failed to Impress at Asian Games Despite Doping
Despite doping, Kumari had ordinary returns at the Asian Games. She had finished ninth in the women’s hammer throw event with a best effort of 58.13m. Having said that, she had won a gold at the National Inter-State Championships in Bhubaneswar in June with a throw of 65.03m. In the Goa National Games, she secured a bronze with a best of 59.85m.