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Laverne Jones-Ferrette Loses Medal After Getting Six-months Ban

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Carmelita Jeter of the United States (R) wins the Women's 60 Meters ahead of 2nd placed Laverne Jones of the US Virgin Islands (C) during the AVIVA Grand Prix at the NIA on February 20, 2010 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Laverne Jones-Ferrette, who won a silver medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha earlier this year as tested positive for a banned substance and serves a six-month suspension, reports are claiming.

The US Virgin Islands was impressive this past season – after clocking a sizzling 6.97seconds to become the fastest women over the 60m dash in the world for 10 years.

She went on to finish behind Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown at the world indoors.

However, her accomplishment will be wiped from the books after it was revealed on Thursday that she tested positive for clomiphene on February 16 – days after setting what was an outstanding mark and two weeks prior to winning a medal in Doha

Jones-Ferrette will now have her medal taken away.

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Racquel Smith joined World-Track and Field Website in 2008 as a contributor for the Beijing Olympic Games and she has grown with us ever since. Despite being a mother of two, Racquel has been one of our main go-to writers from Caribbean meetings.



  1. JamFLBoi

    December 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Wow!! That’s a shocker LJF. I thought you were clean uuummmhhh. Now what???

  2. Hammer Head

    December 28, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Nothing but medication

  3. Free Article Directory

    December 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    A successful blog needs unique, useful content that interests the readers

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