Turkish athlete Gulcan Mingir found guilty of doping

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Gülcan Mingir, a Turkish athlete who specializes in the 3,000-metre steeplechase, tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone during the 20212 London Olympic Games.

She failed to advance to the finals in the event at London, but had won the European Championships earlier that year in Helsinki, Finland.

The sample was analysed a second time, which also proved positive.

The International Olympic Committee Disciplinary Commission, which includes former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch found her quilty.

World Athletics has been asked to change the results from the 2012 Games.

The retesting of samples from London will continue. The statute of limitations expires in August of 2020.

In 2013, 31 Turkish athletes tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs

Mingir finished 10th in the semi-final at London in the time of 9:47.35. She would have needed to run 9:30.06 or faster on the day to move to the finals.

Gesa Felicitas Krause of German won gold in the time of 9:24.91, silver was earned by Etenesh Diro of Ethiopia in 9:25.31 and bronze by Milcah Chemos Cheywa of Kenya who finished in the time of 9:27.09.

Her personal best is 9:32.96 from the Helsinki meet.

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