INDIA: India’s top sprinter Dutee Chand tested positive for using a prohibited substance on Wednesday. The sport’s governing body subsequently suspended her.
Dutee Chand received a provisional suspension after the positive test
SARS S4 Andarine, O Dephenylandarine, SARMS (ENBOSARM) (OSTARINE), and LIGANDROL Metabolite are the prohibitive substances in Dutee’s samples.
Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs), a class of therapeutic compounds with anabolic properties comparable to those of anabolic steroids but with fewer androgenic (producing male characteristics) properties, were the prohibited substance for which Dutee tested positive.
Due to their anabolic properties and capacity to stimulate androgen receptors in muscle and bone, these banned substances have the potential for misuse to enhance performance in sports, according to the WADA website’s list of prohibited substances.
The use of prohibited substances can result in a more rapid growth rate of bone and muscle, giving athletes an unfair advantage over their rivals.
The “A” sample of Dutee come back positive after the tests by WADA. The sprinter will likely appeal against the ruling and submit a “B” sample for another round of tests.
Dutee Chand competed in the Gujarat National Games in September and October 2022. She competed in the 200-meter run but could not advance to the final. Dutee then finished sixth in the final of the 100-meter race.
She won silver in the women’s 100 m and 200 m events at the 2018 Asian Games, making her a medallist in both events at the Asian Games.
The Indian sprinter also won bronze at the Asian Championships in 2013, 2017, and 2019.
She won the 100-meter event in 2019 and became the first Indian woman sprinter to win gold at a Universiade.