European indoor sprint champion tests positive for steroids

Bulagrian sprinter Tezdzhan Naimova tested positive for steroids following the European indoor championships and faces a potential life ban. (Andrew Wong/Getty Images)

Bulagrian sprinter Tezdzhan Naimova tested positive for steroids following the European indoor championships and faces a potential life ban.

Bulgarian sprinter Tezdzhan Naimova tested positive for drostanolone, a banned anabolic steroid, according to the Associated Press. Dobri Karamarinov, Bulgaria’s athletics federation chairman, confirmed the news.

The 26-year-old runner won the women’s 60-meter race at the European indoor championships in Goteborg, Sweden back in March. Naimova was also banned for two years for manipulating a doping sample back in 2009. Because this is her second doping offense, she faces a life ban. She can defend herself within two weeks.

Naimova specializes in the 60, 100 and 200 meters. She was Bulgaria’s national champion in the 100 meters in 2005.

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