The 11 athletes say that the two year ban period was too long as they have also suffered for more than two years during the pendency of the case.
New Delhi : The 11 athletes who were handed two-year bans by a NADA panel for flunking dope tests, including Asian Games bronze medallist wrestler Mausam Khatri, are expected to appeal against the decision.
The athletes said that they will contest against the decision because the two year ban period was too long as they have also suffered for more than two years during the pendency of the case.
Wrestlers Rajeev Tomar, Joginder Singh, Sumit Sehrawat, Rahul Maan, Gursharanpreet Kaur and Mausam Khatri, two track and field athletes Saurabh Vij and Akash Antil and swimmers, Amar Muralidharan, Jyotsana Pansare and Richa Mishra tested positive for stimulant methylhexaneamine in the run-up to 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Their sample tests were conducted in August 2010 during various championships and selection trails held at Jaipur, Patiala and Sonipat.
“We were expecting a warning or a suspension of six months at the maximum or something like that as it has been more than two years since the case began in September 2010. We had suffered during this period,” wrestler Rajeev Tomar told PTI.