Kenyan teenage runner banned for four-years after Buenos Aires 2018 positive

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Kenyan teenage runner Angela Ndungwa Munguti has been officially suspended for four years after testing positive for banned anabolic steroids.

The 17-year-old African Youth Games 800-metres silver medallist tested positive for Norandrosterone, a metabolite of nandrolone, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) ruled.

The test was carried out during last year’s Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires where she had finished fifth in the girls 800m.

In their published judgment, the AIU revealed that Munguti had waived her right to have the B-sample tested and also failed to respond to the charges against her, meaning she lost her right to a disciplinary hearing.

Munguti has now been suspended until October 6, 2022, when she will still only be 21.

Her result from Buenos Aires 2018 has been struck from the record books.

Munguti will, however, not lose her silver medal from the African Youth Games in Algiers as she won that in July 2018 – two-and-a-half months before she failed the doping test in Argentina’s capital.

She is the second athlete known to have tested positive at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Last week, insidethegames exclusively revealed that Thailand’s Supatchanin Khamhaeng had been stripped of the gold medal she had won in the over-63 kilograms category after testing positive for a banned substance.

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