India lost Olympic quota due to Parveen’s suspension, will try to get quota again in 57 kg

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New Delhi. India will be trying to qualify again in the women’s 57kg weight category after World Championship bronze medalist boxer Parveen Hooda was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for not disclosing her whereabouts three times in the last 12 months. Will do.

Parveen, who won the Olympic quota in the Asian Games last year, had not informed about her whereabouts between April 2022 and March 2023, which is mandatory under WADA rules. Due to this, he was suspended for 22 months. The Indian Boxing Federation said in a media release, “Parveen Hooda has been suspended for 22 months by the International Investigation Agency (ITA) for not providing information about her whereabouts. ” However, after discussion with the concerned agencies, Parveen’s sentence date has been reduced and she will now have to face a 14-month suspension from Friday.

According to the release, “After several discussions, the ITA has proposed to impose a ban on Parveen which includes imposing a disqualification period of 22 months. This has now been backdated by six months. Now this ban will be for 14 months starting from May 17, 2024. This means that Parveen will not be able to participate in the Paris Games to be held in July-August this year. In boxing, quotas are not given to the country but to the athlete. In this way, three boxers Nikhat Zareen (50 kg), Preeti (54 kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (75 kg) are left in India’s Olympic contingent.

The last Olympic qualifier is in Bangkok from 24 May. With this, India will have another chance to qualify in the women’s 57 kg category. But the country can field only those reserve players who were registered till April 11. BFI said, “This means that only the two boxers included as reserves in the 60 kg and 66 kg categories will be eligible to participate in Bangkok. “Players included in the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) are required to provide their full address, name and full address of every location where they practice, work or engage in other regular activities during any overnight stay.

Apart from this, they have to give information about the window of 60 minutes and the place where they will be available for the test. Failure to do so will be considered a violation of WADA’s locus standi provision. Failure to do so three times within twelve months is considered a doping rule violation and may result in a suspension of up to two years, which may be reduced to one year.

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