Athletics

SA sprinter fails doping test

Carina Horn (Getty Images)
Carina Horn (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South African sprinter Carina Horn has been suspended by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for failing a doping test. 

A tweet from the Athletics Integrity Unit confirmed the news on Monday afternoon saying: "The AIU confirms a Provisional Suspension against South African sprinter Carina Horn for the Presence of a Prohibited Substance, a violation of the @iaaforg Anti-Doping Rules."

According to reports Horn's sample included Ibutamoren and LGD-4033, both prohibited substances.

Horn became the first female athlete from South Africa to break the 11 second barrier over 100m.

She achieved the feat in 2018, stopping the clock in a time of 10.98 at a meeting in Doha. 

In August this year, Horn ran a season's best of 11.01 in Madrid. 

Horn is currently ranked in 30th position in the world for the 100m by the IAAF. 

Compiled by Craig Taylor

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 8847 votes
Cricket
11% - 2267 votes
Football
19% - 4044 votes
Athletics
2% - 524 votes
Boxing
1% - 187 votes
Cycling
2% - 488 votes
Golf
5% - 1034 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1786 votes
Tennis
3% - 720 votes
Water sports
1% - 195 votes
American sports
1% - 261 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 661 votes
Vote