Brazilian powerlifter gets doping ban
06 September 2012, 17:30
Brazilian powerlifter Bruno Pinheiro Carra has been banned for nine
months for a failed drugs test, the International Paralympic Committee
(IPC) said on Thursday.
Carra was tested out of competition on August 24 and was provisionally
suspended on August 31, the same day he was due to compete in the men's
-56kg category at the London Paralympics.
He said he had taken green tea capsules which when examined were found
to contain hydrochlorothiazide, a banned diuretic, even though the
substance was not listed on the label.
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