Former world champ Aregawi tests positive for doping

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STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s Ethiopian-born 1500 meters former world champion Abeba Aregawi has tested positive for doping, according to the Swedish Athletics Association (SFIF) on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).The test for banned substances was conducted by the International Association of Athletics Federations. The 25-year-old Aregawi, who competed for Ethiopia at the London 2012 Olympics, was world champion in 2013 in Moscow, but finished only sixth in a slow tactical race in Beijing last year. She has also won the European championships and World Indoors gold over her specialist distance.

AFP

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