Shock as SA’s fastest woman faces doping allegations

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Carina Horn

National record holder Carina Horn has been sidelined on the eve of the IAAF World Championships, according to global body the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), with the country’s fastest woman facing allegations of doping.“The AIU confirms a provisional suspension against South African sprinter Carina Horn for the presence of a prohibited substance,” the AIU revealed on social media.

Horn made history last year when she became the first SA woman to run under 11 seconds in the 100m sprint, clocking 10.98 in Doha, and last month she gave her national record a shake when she set a season’s best of 11.01 in Madrid.One of South Africa’s most consistent elite athletes in recent years, she had dipped under 11.20 for the last six seasons in succession.