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Singaporean athlete barred over doping


Gold Coast : A Singaporean para-sprinter has been barred from the Commonwealth Games after failing a doping test, officials said on Saturday.

Khairi Ishak, who was due to compete in Friday’s T47 100m final, tested positive before the Games and did not travel to Australia, Singaporean media said.

“We were informed by Anti-Doping Singapore that Mohammad Khairi Bin Ishak has been issued a provisional suspension as a result of a violation charge, hence ruling him out from participating at the Commonwealth Games,” chef de mission Mark Chay said in a statement.