The wall of defence by current World 400m Champion, Bahrain Salwa Eid Naser, was cracked today by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). The AIU annouced that Naser actually missed four test.
“The investigation into Ms Naser’s three whereabouts failures in 2019 was ongoing at the time of the Doha World Championships and she was not provisionally suspended at that time,” the AIU said in a statement.
“Following conclusion of the investigation and a fourth whereabouts failure in January 2020, a notice of charge was issued and Ms Naser subject to an immediate provisional suspension.
“The disciplinary process is ongoing.”
Naser had said yesterday that it’s normal to miss test. “I’ve never been a cheat. I will never be. I only missed three drug tests, which is normal. It happens. It can happen to anybody. I don’t want people to get confused in all this because I would never cheat.”
The AIU confirmed that Naser who could be stripped of gold medal she won last year if the charges against her are proven and that she has being investigated for three missed tests prior to the World Championships in Doha.