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Brianna McNeal (nee Rollins), the 2016 Olympic gold medallist in the 100m hurdles event, has been handed a five-year suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).

The Miami, FLA native was suspended when the AIU decided she was tampering with the results management process, which contravenes the anti-doping code.

The AIU announced today that McNeal has been sanctioned for five years. Meanwhile, she continues to compete while her appeal is being heard. She will be racing in the USATF Olympic Trials.

McNeal missed the 2017 championships for failing the whereabouts program.

The 29-year-old owns a personal best of 12.26, which is the fourth-fastest performance all-time. She also owns a gold medal from the 2013 Moscow World Athletics Championships.

Cover photo image: By Chell Hill – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42011210