Star SA lengthy jumper Luvo Manyonga receives 4-year ban

South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga (AFP)

South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga (AFP)

South African lengthy jumper Luvo Manyonga (AFP)

South African Olympic lengthy leap silver medallist Luvo Manyonga has been handed a four-year ban after failing to make himself accessible for drug testing thrice in a 12-month interval underneath the game’s ‘whereabouts’ standards, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) introduced on Friday.

Manyonga, who took silver on the Rio Olympics in 2016, will now probably miss subsequent month’s Tokyo Video games.

In January, Manyonga was briefly banned for failing to inform anti-doping authorities of his location.

The Disciplinary Tribunal has banned South African lengthy jumper Luvo Manyonga for 4 years from 23 December 2020 for whereabouts failures, his second violation of the @WorldAthletics Anti-Doping Guidelines,” the Athletics Integrity Unit tweeted.

The 30-year-old, the African document holder with a better of 8.65 metres, can attraction the ban on the Swiss-based Court docket of Arbitration for Sport.

Athletes should let authorities know their meant whereabouts to permit anti-doping officers to seek out them. 

In the event that they fail to indicate or give mistaken info thrice in a 12 months they are often punished.

The AIU mentioned Manyonga missed a primary take a look at on November 26, 2019, and was then too imprecise on location particulars for 2 others in 2020.

In 2012, Manyonga, additionally Commonwealth champion in 2018, was banned for 18 months after testing constructive for leisure drug crystal meth (methamphetamine). 

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