BAP­TISTE TESTS POS­I­TIVE

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Kelly-Ann Bap­tiste, who won a world 100m bronze medal in 2011 and was a real prospect for Moscow, has tested pos­i­tive for a banned sub­stance, the Trinidad Ex­press news­pa­per re­ported on Satur­day.

Bap­tiste, 26, has re­turned home from the world cham­pi­onships where she was due to run in the first round of the 100m heats on Sun­day morn­ing.

“She has vol­un­tar­ily with­drawn from the com­pe­ti­tion and is head­ing back to her base,” the news­pa­per quoted Trinidad and Tobago team man­ager Dex­ter Voisin as say­ing.

Voisin did not say Bap­tiste had tested pos­i­tive, but the news­pa­per said a re­li­able source had con­firmed it.

Voisin said an­other Trinidad and Tobago woman sprinter, Se­moy Hack­ett, 24, had also with­drawn from the cham­pi­onships and re­turned home vol­un­tar­ily.

“They both left this morn­ing,” said Voisin.

Bap­tiste, the third fastest woman this year over 100m, hails from the same train­ing group of for­mer world sprint cham­pion Tyson Gay of the United States, who has re­turned two pos­i­tive tests for an undis­closed banned sub­stance.

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