US hammer thrower loses mark because of doping positive
The woman who set the U.S. record for hammer throw will have that result thrown out after receiving a three-month doping ban for using a banned asthma medication.
Gwen Berry's throw of 250 feet, 4 inches from last month will be erased from the record book, but she will still be eligible for Olympic trials next month. Her suspension, announced Monday by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, ends June 29.
Berry acknowledged using an inhaler containing Vilanterol Trifenatate during the U.S. Indoor championships in March in Portland, Oregon.
USADA handed down the three-month sanction after determining Berry was using the medication to treat asthma, and not to enhance performance.