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The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced that Indian middle-distance runner Jhuma Khatun has been given a four-year suspension for testing positive for a prohibited substance.

The 31-year-old was tested at the National Interstate Senior Athletics Championships in Guwahati in June 2018. IT was that sample that was found to have the anabolic steroid Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone.

The suspension is backdated to time served from the test date and will end in June 2022.

Khatun accepted the adverse analytical finding (AAF) but is unsure how it happened.

She has been stripped of

Her personal bests are 4:12.84 for 1500-metres, 2:07.72 in the 800m, 16:19.08 in the 5,000m, and 35:41 in the 10,000m. Her 4:12.84 was achieved at the Interstate Championships.