Para sports fraternity stunned as it awaits dope verdict

News of sprinter Khairi Ishak's positive doping result comes as a blow to the local para sport scene, which has grown in depth and stature.
News of sprinter Khairi Ishak's positive doping result comes as a blow to the local para sport scene, which has grown in depth and stature.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

The local para sports community has reacted with shock upon learning that one of their own - sprinter Khairi Ishak - has been banned from competing at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia after a positive dope test.

However, they also urged against jumping to conclusions until a definitive verdict is delivered.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2018, with the headline 'Para sports fraternity stunned as it awaits dope verdict'. Print Edition | Subscribe