Chinese shuttler Yu suspended for alleged doping

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 23 (IANS) China’s Yu Xiaohan was on Monday provisionally suspended by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation.

“The provisional suspension under Article 7.9.2 of the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations means the athlete is barred temporarily from participation in any competition prior to the BWF Doping Hearing Panel’s decision,” a BWF statement said.

The BWF imposed the suspension on September 28 due to an “adverse analytical finding of a sample taken at the 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju in July”. The case was passed to the BWF by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), which declared a doping rule violation by Yu.

The BWF has referred the matter to its Doping Hearing Panel and a date in late January 2016 has been set for the hearing.

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