Two-time Olympian Jha given one-year ban for spot-fixing


TORONTO: Kanak Jha, who competed for the United States in table tennis tournaments in Rio and Tokyo Olympics, has been handed a one-year ban for three failed events, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said. from Monday.

Accumulation of three such violations within a 12-month period is considered an anti-doping rule violation.

Jha, who helped the US win team gold at the 2019 Pan Am Games, had setbacks on March 18, June 2 and September 4 last year.

On December 1, 2022, the 22-year-old man began to be cured.

“Athletes who provide accurate information where it is can be a task, but it is important for fair play, because the school has no prior notice, the tests outside the competition are necessary because most drugs have short windows and without the Whereabouts test system, dopers will win the day,” USADA CEO Travis Tygart said in a statement.

Jha was the youngest member of the US team at the 2016 Rio Olympics; the then 16-year-old competed in men’s and team competitions. The national champion also represented the United States in the same two games in the Tokyo Games in 2021.


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