Two-year ban for Jamaica’s discus thrower Randall

—Powell to know fate tomorrow

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- Jamaican discus thrower Allison Randall was  yesterday suspended for two years by the Jamaica Anti Doping Commission (JADCO) and will not be eligible to compete until June next year.

Randall’s suspension is calculated from the time she returned a positive test for a banned diuretic at the National Trials in June 2013.

The 25-year-old Randall, who holds the Jamaican discus record with a distance of 61.21 metres, is one of eight Jamaicans who tested positive for banned substances last year.

She was suspended along with Olympic 100m silver medallist Sherone Simpson who was slapped with an 18 month ban.

They will both miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

Former men’s 100m world record holder Asafa Powell was one of three other Jamaican athletes to fail tests last June when he tested positive for the same stimulant as Simpson.

Powell will learn his fate tomorrow.



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