Foo Kune, 27, examined optimistic for a banned steroid final yr however she escaped a ban when the Badminton World Federation’s anti-doping panel accepted her rationalization that she was the sufferer of sabotage.
However after a BWF attraction towards its personal panel’s determination, the Swiss-based Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport mentioned there was no proof of foul play.
Foo Kune, the world quantity 105 in singles, examined optimistic eventually yr’s African Badminton World Championships in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
“The CAS panel discovered the athlete’s assertion of intentional spiking through the 2019 African Badminton World Championships devoid of supporting proof,” mentioned a press release from the court docket, asserting a two-year ban from December 15.
Doping instances are uncommon in badminton however on the 2014 world championships, Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei examined optimistic for a banned anti-inflammatory.
He later acquired an eight-month, backdated ban when the BWF accepted that he ingested the substance by chance.