Powerlifting champion Shewdas banned over outlawed stimulants

Gold medallist at last year’s World Sub Juniors and Junior Men’s power lifting championships, Gumendra Shewdas has been banned for two years and stripped of his achievement following positive tests for banned stimulants.

The 18-year old Berbician achieved the status of Guyana’s youngest world champion after lifting gold at the championships in Killeen, Texas last August. His urine sample which was taken during the competition tested positive for Methylhexanamine and Oxilofrine.

The two stimulants were found in the ‘A’ sample by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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