A shot putter from Iran has been suspended for four years by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) after failing a test for banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Ahmad Ostavarian tested positive for two anabolic steroids, metandienone and trenbolone, after finishing fifth in the F37 event at the 7th FAZZA Athletics Championships in Dubai, part of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix, in February.
Both substances are prohibited under the World Anti-Doping Agency 2015 prohibited list.
Ostavarian will be ineligible from competition for four years from April 10, 2015, the date he was notified and provisionally suspended, until April 9, 2019.
Metandienone is better known as dianabol and used to be popular with athletes in both the United States and Europe before new detection methods made it relatively easy to find.
Trenbolone is an anabolic steroid used on livestock to increase muscle growth and appetite.