Athletics-Olympic pole vault champion Braz gets 16-month ban for doping

athletics-olympic pole vault champion braz gets 16-month ban for doping

Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Men's Pole Vault - Final - Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, U.S. - July 24, 2022 Brazil's Thiago Braz reacts during the final REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/ File Photo

(Reuters) - Brazilian former Olympic pole vault champion Thiago Braz has been banned for 16 months after he was found to have violated anti-doping regulations, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old, who won Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and took bronze in Tokyo in 2021, will miss this year's Olympic Games in Paris.

He was deemed to have breached the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules (ADR 2.1) relating to "Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete's Sample".

The ban comes after he tested positive last year for the banned substance ostarine glucuronide, which the athlete said he consumed through sports supplements.

(Reporting by Trevor Stynes; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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