Four-year ban ends top Fujian sprinter Wang Jing's career

Updated: 16 Apr 2010
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Wang Jing
Wang Jing 
Top Chinese sprinter Wang Jing has been banned from the national team for life after she failed a doping test and was stripped of her women's 100 metres championship title, officials said. 
The 22-year-old received a four-year ban from competition and a lifetime from the national squad, the China Athletics Association said in a statement posted on its website.

"For Wang Jing, a four-year ban from competition means the end of her athletics career," an unnamed association official was quoted as saying in a report posted on the organisation's website Thursday.

Wang, who placed fifth in the women's 100 metres at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, tested positive for epitestosterone and epitestosterone metabolites after winning the 100 metres at the China National Games in October, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

She had placed first with a time of 11.50 seconds.

Her coach, Chen Hua, is banned for life for violating anti-doping rules, the association said.

"(Wang) was supposed to be one of the key athletes that we aimed to cultivate," the official was quoted as saying. "She had great potential. It's a pity that she got involved with drugs." 
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