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