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Doping-Weightlifter Robles handed two-year ban for failed drugs test

Published on Jan 15, 2014 8:02 AM
 

(REUTERS) - Weightlifter Sarah Robles, a member of the US team at the 2012 London Olympics, was handed a two-year suspension after testing positive for steroids, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Tuesday.

Robles tested positive for the presence of an exogenous androgenic anabolic steroid in an out-of-competition and two in-competition urine samples collected by both USADA and the International Weightlifting Federation, the US drug agency said in a statement.

Called the strongest woman in America, Robles placed seventh in the +75 kilogram super-heavyweight division in London but gained attention for her story of perseverance living on US$400 (S$506.7) a month while trying to secure a spot on the US Olympic squad.