T&T's Michelle-Lee Ahye banned for two years, to miss Tokyo Olympic Games

By January 14, 2020

The 2018 Commonwealth 100m gold medallist Michelle-Lee Ahye has been banned for two years after failing to notify doping testers of her whereabouts.

As such, the Trinidadian will miss the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Ahye already missed the World Championships in Doha, Qatar last September after she reportedly missed three tests during a one-year period between 2018-2019, and had been provisionally suspended since August 30, 2019.

Her suspension will run from April 19, 2019.

Trinidad and Tobago’s National Association of Athletic Associations (NAAA) described the development as disheartening.

“This is a very unfortunate development for one of our top female athlete,” the NAAA said in a statement Tuesday.

“She’s in the prime of her athletic career and is a hardworking individual. The rules as they are stated in respect to this matter are clear as it relates to the responsibility of the athlete as well as the consequences.

“As an Association we remain committed to partnering with the Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to provide support and guidance more so when these sort of incidents occur.”

There is no official word on whether the athlete will appeal the ban.

 

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