RUSSIAN hammer thrower Tatyana Kachegina has been banned for 4 years after testing constructive for a cocktail of FOUR totally different medication.
A pattern examined by the controversy-plagued Moscow sports activities laboratory discovered traces of two steroids plus the guts drug meldonium and a substance selling development hormone.
In response to Russian officers, the 29-year-old Kachegina examined constructive for the steroids turinabol and stanozolol, and for each meldonium and GHRP-2.
Meldonium hit the headlines in 2016 when Maria Sharapova served a 15-month ban from tennis after a constructive take a look at.
Kachegina has by no means competed internationally with a finest end of sixth within the Russian championships two years in the past.
The announcement of her ban seems a deliberate assertion from Russian authorities after the choice by world anti-doping chiefs to reinstate the Moscow lab final month.
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Four other minor athletes were also banned for other doping offences.
Russia remains banned from international track and field meetings although individual athletes have been cleared to compete.