Teymuraz Gabashvili has been hit with a 20-month doping ban that would imply the top of his aggressive profession.
The 36-year-old Russian’s doping suspension started on November 18th and concludes at midnight on July seventeenth, 2023, the International Tennis Federation announced.
Gabashvili submitted a urine pattern on June 16, 2021 on the Beeline Enterprise Challenger held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. That pattern was despatched to the World Anti-Doping Company accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada for evaluation, and was discovered to include furosemide. Furosemide, generally used as a masking agent, is a banned substance on the WADA Prohibited Record.
Optimistic assessments for specified substances don’t carry a compulsory provisional suspension.
Gabashvili, who reached a career-high rank of No. 43 in February, 2016, was charged with an obvious anti-doping rule violation on July 22, 2021. Gabashvili admitted the violation and agreed to a interval of ineligibility of 20 months.
It’s the first anti-doping rule violation for Gabashvili, who has earned $4.2 million in profession prize cash.
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