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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE – Baptiste, Hackett leave Championships…

kelly -ann baptiseTrinidad and Tobago medal hopeful Kelly-Ann Baptiste reportedly pulled out of the IAAF World championships due to a positive test for a banned substance.

Details are still coming to hand.

However, according to the BBC’s live stream at the championships, Trinidad and Tobago team manager Dexter Voisin has confirmed this to a local newspaper.

Bapistise who had won bronze in the 2011 edition of the IAAF World championships was scheduled to complete in the 100 and 200 meters.

She has reportedly voluntarily left the IAAF World Championships, in Moscow, Russia.

Meantime, the National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) president Ephraim Serrette said his organisation will issue a media release within 48 hours.

Semoy Hackett Olympics DayAnother T&T sprinter, Semoy Hackett has also reportedly withdrawn from the meet voluntarily.

Voisin said “They both left this morning”

As a result, she was handed a provisional suspension by a National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) disciplinary panel.Hackett, a standout sprinter for Louisiana State University (LSU), had tested positive for Methylhexaneamine (Methyl-hex-anea-mine) at the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, in Iowa, USA.

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The suspension was later lifted by the NAAA panel, and Hackett was free to run at the National Championships, in June.

However, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has appealed the NAAA ruling, taking the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Voisin explained that the IAAF doping department has re-suspended Hackett, pending the outcome of the CAS case.

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