Jemima Sumgong: Rio Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong fails IAAF drugs test Pic Photo Courtesy
Video:Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong fails drugs test
- Jemima Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold when she triumphed at Rio in 2016, has failed an out-of-competition dope test, reports claimed Friday.
- The 32-year-old, who is also the reigning London Marathon champion, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO in a test by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in her native Kenya, the BBC reported.
- “We can confirm that an anti-doping rule violation case concerning Jemima Sumgong has commenced this week,” www.bbc.com quoted the IAAF as saying in a statement.