Horn suspended for alleged doping

19 September 2019 | Sports

South African women's 100m record holder Carina Horn has been suspended from competition over doping allegations.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Monday: “The AIU confirms a provisional suspension against South African sprinter Carina Horn for the presence of a prohibited substance, a violation of the IAAF anti-doping rules.” The AIU confirmed Horn had tested positive on 13 September for the prohibited substances Ibutamoren and LGD-4033.

Horn became the first South African woman to break 11 seconds for the 100m in May last year, when she clocked 10.98 in Doha.

The 30-year-old also ran 11.01 last month in Madrid. She competed at the 2015 and 2017 world championships. Horn will now wait for the testing of her B-sample.