Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal suspended

Posted by: Watch Athletics

The reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion  Brianna Rollins-McNeal of the United States has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (IAU) for an anti-doping rule violation.

"The AIU has charged Brianna McNeal (USA) for tampering within the results management process, a violation of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules. The hurdler has been provisionally suspended." the IAU said in a statement.

This is Rollins-McNeal’s second suspension for an anti-doping rules violation. Three years ago, she was suspended for one year for missing three doping tests.

Rollins-McNeal is facing a suspension of five to eight years since this would be her second ban. There is no information as to what Rollins-McNeal is alleged.

McNeal is the 2016 Olympic champion and the 2013 World champion in the 100-meter hurdles. Her time of 12.26 is tied as the fourth-fastest run in history.

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