Indian walker tests positive for steroids

6:17 pm on 14 October 2010

Indian race walker Rani Yadav has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, after testing positive for a banned steroid.

Yadav, who finished sixth in the women's 20-kilometre walk, is the third athlete to fail a drugs test at the Games.

The 20-year-old tested positive for norandrosterone, which is found in the banned muscle-building steroid nandrolone.

Nigerians Damola Osayemi, the women's 100 metres winner, and the 110-metre hurdler Samuel Okon tested positive for methylhexaneamine earlier this week.

Yadav was due to have a hearing shortly.