June 19 - Nigerian Paralympic medal winning powerlifter Folashade Oluwafemiayo has received a two-year suspension after testing positive for a banned substance at the 2013 Fazaa International Powerlifting Competition in Dubai, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced.
Oluwafemiayo (pictured top), who won silver in the women's -75kg event at London 2012, returned an adverse analytical finding for furosemide, which the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) classifies as a masking agent for performance enhancing drugs, in a urine sample provided on February 26.
As well as receiving a €1,500 (£1,300/$2,000) fine, she was stripped of the 125kg world record and gold medal she clinched at the competition.
As a result Egyptian Geehan Hassan, who originally won silver with a lift of 117kg, will receive gold, bronze medallist Marzena Łazarz of Poland will take silver with 97kg and Libya's Sahar El-Gnemi who finished fourth will be awarded the bronze medal with 90kg.
"In accordance with the IPC Anti-Doping Code, Folashade Oluwafemiayo will serve a two-year suspension for the offence beginning on April 19 2013; the date from which she was notified of her Anti-Doping Rule Violation," read a statement from the IPC.
"As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the IPC remains committed to a doping free sporting environment at all levels."
This latest doping case in powerlifting comes just days after Uzbekistani powerlifter Ruza Kuzieva was hit with an identical ban after failing a test at the same event in the United Arab Emirates city - highlighting the fact that the discipline continues to be a sport plagued by banned drugs use.
Seven athletes tested positive for doping in 2011, while at Sydney 2000 ten competitors where caught using drugs during the Paralympics.
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