Indian long distance runner Murali Kumar Gavit’s 10,000m bronze medal in the Asian Athletics Championship last year could be upgraded to silver after Bahrain’s Hassan Chani, who finished second, was disqualified for an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) violation.

The Disciplinary Tribunal of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), which oversees the anti-doping programme of the track and field sport, on Thursday banned Chani for four years from March 16 for an ABP violation under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

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The tribunal ruled that his results between August 3, 2017 and March 16, 2020 will be disqualified. The AIU’s Disciplinary Tribunal said in its order that the decision is appealable exclusively to the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland.

Chani had finished second in the men’s 10,000m…

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