NADA imposes santions on Madhavan R Ruchika for violation of its code

Madhavan tested positive for prohibited substance Phentermine and Mephentermine while Ruchika tested positive for Furosemide.

Madhavan was handed a four-year ban and Ruchika, a two-year ban. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)   -  Getty Images

The National Anti-Doping Agency's (NADA) disciplinary panel on Tuesday imposed sanctions on weightlifter Madhavan R and boxer Ruchika for violation of its code.

Weightlifter Madhavan R, who tested positive for prohibited substance Phentermine and Mephentermine, was handed a four-year ban by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.

The ADDP also imposed a two-year ban on boxer Ruchika after she was found positive for Furosemide.

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NADA took to Twitter to announce the two sanctions.

"Mr Madhavan R. of Weightlifting Discipline was found positive for a prohibited substance Phentermine & Mephentermine. ADDP has imposed a sanction of 4Years ineligibility on him," NADA tweeted.

"Ms Ruchika of Boxing discipline was found positive for prohibited substance Furosemide. ADDP has imposed a sanction of 2 years ineligibility on her," stated NADA in another tweet.

While the bans have been imposed by the ADDP, the athletes have an option to appeal against the sanctions to a higher panel Anti-Doping Appeals Panel (ADAP).