Bulgaria's European Champ Naimova Imposed Life Ban for Doping
Bulgarian sprinter Tezdzhan Naimova, who is European indoor champion, has been imposed a life-long ban after her second doping offense was confirmed by the country’s athletics federation.
At the beginning of June the country’s athletics federation announced that Naimova has been temporarily suspended after testing positive for taking anabolic steroid Drostanolone at the European indoor championship in Gothenburg in March.
After reviewing the case, the Bulgarian athletics federation confirmed on Tuesday the charges, imposing a life ban.
Naimova has been widely regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most promising athletes.
Bulgaria's Tezdzhan Naimova won the women's 60 race at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 7.10 seconds, nosing out Mariya Ryemyen of Ukraine.
France's Myriam Soumare was third, while Bulgaria’s Ivet Lalova ranked fourth.
At the beginning of 2009 Tezdzhan Naimova was banned for two years for manipulating a doping sample.