Track and Field

Former Olympic hurdles champ Brianna Rollins-McNeal suspended for doping violation

Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal has been provisionally suspended for a doping rules violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit said Thursday.

29 year old American won gold at 2016 Rio Olympics

American Brianna Rollins-McNeal, seen above holding her gold medal following her win in the 100-metre hurdles at the 2016 Rio Olympics, was suspended Thursday for violating doping rules by the Athletics Integrity Unit. (Dmitri Lovetsky/The Associated Press)

Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal has been provisionally suspended for a doping rules violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit said Thursday.

Rollins-McNeal won gold in the 100-metre hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 29-year-old American was also world champion in 2013. 

The AIU said it charged Rollins-McNeal with "tampering within the results management process," but did not specify details of the case.

The AIU cited a section in the World Anti-Doping Code that covers "conduct which subverts the doping control process."

The code gives one example as "altering identification numbers on a doping control form during testing."

Rollins-McNeal is the fourth fastest woman in history in her event. She clocked 12.26 seconds at the U.S. national championships.

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