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Indian shot-putter Naveen Chikara was suspended on Friday for four years after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

The four-year suspension is retroactive to July 27, 2018.

On that date, he tested positive in an out-of-competition test.

“On 28 October 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada, reported an Adverse Analytical Finding for the presence of GHRP-6 in the Sample,” the Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement.

In December of 2018, Chikara accepted the AAF and that he had been unaware that GHRP-6 was a Prohibited Substance.

He later admitted to the Anti-Doping rule violation and accepted the proposed disciplinary action by the AIU.

The 23-year-old has a best put of 19.57-metres.

Kenyan-Bahraini athlete Albert Rop was suspended on March 26 for whereabout failures. He will be ineligible until September 2021 – which is a two-year appealable suspension.

His best performance could be his 11th place finish at the 2015 Guiyang World Athletics Cross Country Championships.

The 27-year-old owns bests of 12:51.96 in the 5,000m and a 27:31.01 in the 10,000m.