Syria's Ghfran Almouhamad competes in the women's 400m hurdles heats
Syria's Ghfran Almouhamad competes in the women's 400m hurdles heats at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Syrian 400m hurdles runner Ghfran Almouhamad has tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine and disqualified from the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said. © Olivier Morin - AFP
Syria's Ghfran Almouhamad competes in the women's 400m hurdles heats
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Last updated: August 11, 2012

Syrian runner fails dope test

Syrian 400m hurdles runner Ghfran Almouhamad has tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine and is disqualified from the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Saturday.

Almouhamad, 23, was tested on August 3, two days before she finished eighth in her first round heat.

"The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has disqualified Syrian athlete Ghfran Almouhamad from the Games for an anti-doping rule violation," said an IOC statement.

"(She) is disqualified from the women's 400m hurdles event of the 2012 London Olympic Games where she placed 8th in the 2nd heat of the 1st round."

Almouhamad, from Aleppo, was just one of four women in the Syrian squad at the Games

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