Peruvian Pan Am games marathon winner stripped of Toronto medal for doping
LIMA, Peru – Peru’s Olympic Committee says 29-year-old distance runner Gladys Tejeda has been stripped of the gold medal she won in Toronto in July’s Pan American Games because of doping.
The committee said in a statement Wednesday that Tejeda had tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned list because it is used to mask other drugs.
Tejeda had set a games record of 2:33.03.
The statement said that Tejeda would be temporarily suspended from international competition.
A hero at home after the victory, Peru’s government had awarded her with a $22,000 cheque.
Tejeda was out of the country when the sanction was announced.
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