Earlier today the National Anti-Doping Center of Kazakhstan (KazNADC) reported that amateur standout Nazim Ishanova had failed a drugs test, testing positive for furosemide, a drug used to known to act as a masking agent.
The fighter has been given a 2 year ban, which has been back dated to November 26th 2018, ruling her out of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
During her career so far Ishanova has twice won Bronze medals at the Women's Youth World Championships, in 2013 and 2015. She also competed at the 2018 Women's World Champions in New Dehli, and came runner up in the Kazakh championships last May.
It's clear that the KazNADC aren't massing around with positive drug tests, and should be a clear warning sign to those in Kazakhstan tempted to cheat. The punishments are severe and have now cost Ishanova damage to her reputation and the chance to compete in the next Olympics.
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