European indoor champion Tezdzhan Naimova tests positive for steroids
Bulgarian sprinter Tezdzhan Naimova tested positive for drostanolone, a banned anabolic steroid, according to the Associated Press. Dobri Karamarinov, Bulgaria's athletics federation chairman, confirmed the news.
The 26-year-old runner won the women's 60-meter race at the European indoor championships in Goteborg, Sweden back in March. Naimova was also banned for two years for manipulating a doping sample back in 2009. Because this is her second doping offense, she faces a life ban. She can defend herself within two weeks.
Naimova specializes in the 60, 100 and 200 meters. She was Bulgaria's national champion in the 100 meters in 2005. SI WIRE: Report: MLB has 'tons of witnesses' in Biogenesis probe