Poovamma Raju Machtira fails dope test, gets a 3-month ban.
Asian Games gold medalist Poovamma Raju Machettira has been banned for three months by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for failing a dope test last year. Poovamma’s dope samples were taken during the Indian Grand Prix in Patiala in February last year. He was found guilty of consuming banned methylhexaniamine.
Indian Athletics Federation President Adile Sumariwala confirmed this. Based on the world ranking quota, Poovamma Raju Machettira was scheduled to play in the World Championships to be held in Eugene, USA from July 15, so it is a setback for her.
32 years old Poovamma Raju Macchettira won gold medals in the mixed relay and women’s 4x400m relay at the 2018 Asian Games. He won silver in 400 meters race and gold medal in 4X400 meters relay at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.
They In the 2012 Asian Grand Prix, he also won 2 gold and 1 silver medal. After this, he won the gold medal in the 4X400 meters relay at the 2014 Asian Games.