Athletics: Olympic hurdles champion McNeal suspended for violating anti-doping rules

Brianna McNeal won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics and was also world champion in 2013.
Brianna McNeal won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics and was also world champion in 2013.PHOTO: BRIANNA MCNEAL/INSTAGRAM

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic 100 metres hurdles gold medallist Brianna McNeal has been charged and provisionally suspended for violating World Athletics' Anti-Doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday.

The AIU said the 29-year-old McNeal, who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics and was also world champion in 2013, was charged with "tampering within the results management process".