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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russian Fails Dope Test

MONACO () -- Double world junior champion Yelena Lysak of Russia has been banned from competition pending a hearing after failing a dope test in July, International Amateur Athletic Federation sources said Wednesday.


The sources said Lysak, 18, who won a unique double in the long jump and triple jump in July at the world junior championships in Lisbon, tested positive for the steroid stanozolol at the European Junior Cup in Cologne on July 30.


Both samples of Lysak's urine test showed traces of stanozolol, also used by Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, and she has been suspended until the Russian Federation holds a hearing, the sources added.