Mandeep Kaur

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Mandeep Kaur
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Born 19 April 1988 (1988-04-19) (age 26)

Mandeep Kaur (born 19 April 1988) is an Indian athlete who mainly competes in the 400 meters. She competed at the 2008 Olympic Games, she failed to pass the first round.[1] Mandeep Kaur won the Gold Medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in 4x400 m relay event and in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Asian Games.[2][3]

On 29 June 2011, Reuters reported that she had tested positive for the anabolic steroids methandienone and stanozolol during off-season tests, following the same day announcement of the Athletics Federation of India.[4] She blamed the results on tainted food supplements, and denied taking any banned substance knowingly.[5] After a total of 6 Indian female 400m runners tested positive, including Mandeep's teammates at the Commonwealth Games, Ashwini Akkunji and Sini Jose, the team coach, Ukrainian Yuri Ogrodnik, was fired by India's Sport's Minister Ajay Maken.[6]

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