Karmakar tweeted: “I took it inadvertently and don’t know what the source was.” I have accepted the provisional suspension to resolve the matter with the International Federation smoothly.”
Indian gymnastics star Dipa Karmakar, who is serving a 21-month ban for failing a doping test, said on Saturday that he had accepted a provisional suspension to resolve the matter smoothly. Karmakar also said that she unknowingly consumed the banned substance Higenamine (S3 beta2), which is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances. Karmakar tweeted: “I took it inadvertently and don’t know what the source was.” I have accepted the provisional suspension to resolve the matter with the International Federation smoothly.”
Karmakar’s drug samples were taken by the ITA out of competition. The ITA is the independent agency responsible for the anti-doping program of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). Karmakar’s ban will end on July 10 this year as his samples were taken on October 11, 2021. Karmakar, who finished fourth in vault at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has been battling injuries since he underwent surgery in 2017. His last tournament was the 2019 World Cup in Baku. Karmakar said the doping case was the hardest battle of his life.
He said: “I don’t know how it got into my body. It was the hardest mental battle of my life. A fight that can break anyone.” ” ”He Said he, ”I had surgery in 2017 and 2019 and after I returned to the field, there was another setback. I am determined to return now.” According to the ITA, the matter was resolved by mutual consent under Article 10.8.2 of the FIG Anti-Doping Rules, in which the athlete or other person acknowledges that he or she has violated the Anti-Doping Rules. Doping rules If he has violated and accepts the punishment given by the FIG and WADA, then the matter is resolved there.
Karmakar expressed his happiness that the matter has been resolved amicably and he will now return in July. “It was the end of the toughest fight of my life,” he said. My suspension was reduced to three months and two and a half months will be counted down. I can’t wait to come back.” He said: “I never thought about taking a banned drug in my career. I will never do anything that will bring me or the country a bad name.
Karmakar’s trainer, Bisheshwar Nandi, claimed that he had sent his samples to a WADA-accredited laboratory in Germany for further testing, but no banned drug was found in them. “If he had taken any of those drugs, they would have banned him for four years. I don’t know how it got into his body and Wada understands it too. We wanted to know, so we wrote a letter to WADA and had all the drugs and substances tested in Germany, but nothing was found.
The coach also said that she will return only if she can reach the final of the tournament. He said: “It takes 18 to 19 months to achieve full fitness. She will not enter any competition just to participate. I will only play if I am in a position to reach the final and it is a challenge for me as a coach.” Karmakar and her coach, Bisheshwar Nandi, remained mum about the doping ban at the time. Sudhir Mittal, president of the Indian Gymnastics Federation, had also said that he had not received any communication from FIG on the matter. The officials had even said that he was suspended for disciplinary reasons and not for doping.
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