Friday 17 January, 2020

T&T sprinter Michelle Lee-Ahye gets two-year doping ban

2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Michelle Lee Ahye, was banned for two years on Tuesday for failing to notify doping testers about her whereabouts.

The Commonwealth Games 100-metre gold medalist missed three tests during a 12-month period across 2018 and '19, and had been provisionally suspended since August 30 last year.

The Athletics Integrity Unit said her ban takes effect from April 19, 2019, the date of her last missed test.

Ahye won the first ever gold medal for a female Trinidadian track and field athlete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

She won the 100 at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast, won silver at the Pan American Games last year, and also competed at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.

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