Athletics: Bulgarian sprinter Naimova gets life ban for doping
SOFIA (REUTERS) - European indoor sprint champion Tezdzhan Naimova has been banned for life after testing positive for the banned steroid drostanolone, the Bulgarian athletics federation said on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old tested positive at the European indoor championships in Gothenburg last March, where she won the 60 metres final in a personal best time of 7.10 seconds.
She had already been banned for two years for tampering with her urine in an out-of-competition test in Sofia in 2009.
In a statement. the Bulgarian federation said Naimova, who won two gold medals at the 2006 world junior championships in Beijing, would be stripped of her title and all her results between March and June would be annulled.