China has banned its 21-year-old women’s 100-metres champion for life after she tested positive for banned drugs at the National Games.

Wang Jing, from southeastern Fujian province, was the third athlete to fail a doping test at the games. Competition is intense at the quadrennial event since a strong performance can lead to a place on the national team.

The sprinter, who was on the China team at last year’s Beijing Olympics, won the 100 metres last week in a time of 11.50 seconds. That was more than a second outside the world record of 10.49 seconds. After the race, she tested positive for testosterone.

Ms Wang said that she accepted the results but insisted she was innocent. “I have never taken any drug willingly in my life and I have never accepted any drug from anybody,” she said…..Read More

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