Kenya’s Angela Ndungwa Munguti given four-year drug ban
NAIROBI: Teenager Angela Ndungwa Munguti became the 43rd Kenyan runner suspended for doping this year when she was handed a four-year ban, announced by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Wednesday.
Munguti, a 17-year-old former African Youth Games 800m silver medallist tested positive for Norandrosterone, a metabolite of anabolic steroid Nandrolone, the AIU, the independent anti-doping watchdog for track and field, said in its decision.
The drug showed up in a sample taken on 7 October 2018 in an out-of-competition doping control programme at the Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. Her ban is from the date of the test. Munguti, the first Kenyan teenager to be banned for doping, joins a growing list of runners from the running powerhouse to fail drug tests.