Commonwealth 100m champion has had a charge issued for ‘whereabouts failures’

Trinidadian sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye has been provisionally suspended for ‘whereabouts failures’, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules require athletes to submit their whereabouts for one hour every day, plus overnight accommodation and training information, in case they are needed for out-of-competition testing.

“The AIU confirms a Provisional Suspension against Trinidadian sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye for a violation of the @iaaforg Anti-Doping Rules,” the Unit wrote on Twitter on Thursday, with the status of the case listed as ‘charge issued’.

Ahye won the Commonwealth 100m title on the Gold Coast in 2018 and also secured Pan American Games silver in Lima last month.

She formed part of Trinidad and Tobago’s bronze medal-winning 4x100m team at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing and is the national record-holder in the 100m and 200m with PBs of 10.82 and 22.25.

Ahye also placed sixth in the world 100m final in London two years ago.

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