World 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser provisionally banned over whereabouts failures


World 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser has been provisionally suspended after failing to make herself available for anti-doping tests.

Nigeria-born Naser, who switched allegiance to Bahrain six years ago, ran 48.14 seconds - the third fastest 400m time ever - to take gold at the World Championships in Doha last October.

However, the 22-year-old has now been charged with a whereabouts failure by anti-doping authorities.

World Athletics rules stipulate that athletes will be guilty of a violation if they have a combination of three missed tests or filing failures across a 12-month period.

Athletes face up to a two-year ban for whereabouts violations.

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