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Indian Para-Athlete Banned For 2 Years For ‘Misrepresenting Abilities’

Indian para-athlete Vinod Kumar has been banned for two years for intentionally misrepresenting his abilities in classification at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, World Para Athletics said.

According to a report by The News, the Board of Appeal of Classification (BAC), an independent body, said the 41-year-old will be ineligible to compete in para athletics competition until August 2023.

“The athlete was observed performing several movements and functions in the competition which were not consistent with his performance during the physical and technical aspects of classification,” World Para Athletics said in a statement, without giving further details.

Kumar had finished third in a discus event in Tokyo but the result was challenged by fellow competitors and his throw was declared void, according to media reports.

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