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T&T federation: Baptiste out because of doping

August 12, 2013

MOSCOW (AP) — The Trinidad and Tobago athletics federation says sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste is involved in a doping case and that is why she withdrew from the 100 meters at the world championships.

The 2011 bronze medalist had been scheduled to compete in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay, but she pulled out of the Sunday’s 100 heats.

The federation says the withdrawal was “related to doping matters,” adding that it was notified Thursday by the IAAF of the case and said it was “premature and inappropriate” to comment further since the case was still being dealt with.

Baptiste set a national record of 10.83 seconds this year and was third in the season standings.

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