Jan, 15th 2021 – Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal has been provisionally suspended from athletics after being charged with breaching anti-doping rules.

The American is accused of “tampering” within the results management process. The 29-year-old McNeal won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She was also world champion three years earlier.

She missed the 2017 World Championships while serving a one-year ban for missing three drug tests. Tampering or attempted tampering with any part of doping control carries a ban of up to four years if proved.

As McNeal has served a ban in the past if found guilty she could face a ban of up to eight years. She was disqualified from the 100m hurdles at the 2019 worlds in Doha after a false start in the qualification.

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