South African wheelchair tennis participant Lucas Sithole has gained a two-year ban for failing thrice in a 12-month duration to document whereabouts data.
The 32-year-old used to be discovered to have dedicated an anti-doping rule violation below article 2.four of the World Tennis Federation (ITF) Anti-Doping Programme.
Sithole used to be required to make whereabouts filings, together with a 60-minute time slot every day the place he could be to be had and available for checking out.
He didn’t make himself available thrice inside a 12-month duration, alternatively.
Sithole admitted the violation and supplied an cause of each and every of the 3 neglected assessments, in the hunt for a discount of the two-year duration of ineligibility.
ITF may no longer settle for those explanations with out corroborating proof, which used to be no longer supplied, due to this fact postponing Sithole for 2 years.
His suspension began on September 30 2019, the date on which he final competed, and can finish on September 29 2021, seeing the participant omit the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Video games.
As there used to be no recommendation his effects from June 25 to September 30 2019 had been suffering from any doping apply, they are going to stay in position.
Sithole has secured two grand slam titles in his occupation, changing into the primary African guy to win a singles US Open name of any sort when he lifted the trophy in 2013 in New York.
He then triumphed within the Australian Open doubles pageant along David Wagner of the US in 2016.
He additionally competed on the Rio 2016 Paralympics, achieving the semi-finals within the singles contest.
Sithole was a triple amputee in 1998 following a teach coincidence.
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