Egyptian powerlifter Zeinab Oteify has received a four-year drugs ban ©Getty Images

Egyptian powerlifter Zeinab Oteify has been banned for four years for an anti-doping violation.

The Beijing 2008 Paralympic bronze medallist failed a drugs test for pralmorelin, a growth hormone releasing peptide, following a urine sample on September 5.

She had taken an out-of-competition test in Egyptian capital Cairo with pralmorelin banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Oteify, a lifter in the 45 kilograms division, will not be eligible to return until October 16, 2021 after she was provisionally suspended in the same month of last year.

Zeinab Oteify won Paralympic bronze at Beijing 2008 ©Getty Images
Zeinab Oteify won Paralympic bronze at Beijing 2008 ©Getty Images

All of her results following September 5 have been disqualified and she forfeits any medals, points, records and prizes.

Thirty-nine-year-old Oteify has competed at three Paralympic Games in all, finishing fourth at London 2012 and fifth at Rio 2016 following her medal-winning display in China.

She also won gold at the 2010 World Championships.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) confirmed her suspension.

"The IPC would like to remind all athletes about the risks associated with using supplements, and that the principle of strict liability applies to anti-doping matters," a statement said.