Hyderabad: Athlete Dharambir Singh of Haryana, who won the men`s 100m in National Inter-State Senior Athletics championships on Saturday, is provisionally suspended by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), pending enquiry, for evading dope test.
Announcing the suspension, President of AFI, Adille J Sumariwalla, on Sunday said strong action will be taken against the erring athlete and the Federation will not tolerate the doping-menace.
The President added that in future action will not only be taken on the athletes but their respective coaches also.
Yesterday, Dharambir (21), who is a 200m specialist, entered in the men`s 100m at eleventh hour. His 10.69s clocking, fastest among the qualifying heats in the morning, sent a warning to other top-rung athletes who had assembled.