September 14, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Argentine judoka Jorge Lencina has been provisionally suspended from the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics after failing a doping test.

Paralympics spokesman Craig Spence says Lencina failed the test on Sept. 8, and then competed two days later in the 90-kilogram class. He lost his match in the quarterfinals and has been disqualified.

Spence says the Argentine's accreditation has been withdrawn, and he has left the Paralympic village. Spence says the punishment will be decided after the games end on Sunday.

This if the first in-competition doping incident of the Rio Paralympics.

Paralympic officials said a Saudi Arabian powerlifter tested positive in an out-of-competition test.

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