Dope tainted Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji claimed innocence and blamed vitamin supplements she had consumed on the advice of foreign coach Yuri Ogrodnik as the source of the anabolic steroid found in her body.
Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, who failed the dope test, claimed innocence and blamed the vitamin supplements that they consumed on the recommendation of their coach as the source of the anabolic steroids.
Olympic Gold Quest, founded by Prakash Padukone and Geet Sethi, has provisionally suspended the funding to drug-tainted athlete Ashwini Akkunji, one of the sports persons it supports, and is awaiting result of her "B" sample.
Adding more shame to the already swelled-up list of Indian athletes who tested positive for banned substances, Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji and Priyanka Panwar too flunked their dope test.
India`s new track sensation Ashwini Akkunji today rued lack of corporate sponsorship even after winning two gold medals in last month`s Asian Games but still remains upbeat about a podium finish in the 2012 London Olympics.