Former world junior 1,500m champion Kumari Taki has resumed his training after winning his doping case at the Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT).
The 24 year-old who is currently based in United States has shifted his focus on the next seasons World Indoor Games and the 2024 Paris Olympics.
“Had lost hope of ever racing again but am glad that I won my case and now my focus is on the next seasons Indoor Games and Paris Olympic,” said Taki.
Taki was caught by Adak on July 22, 2022 when his samples from WADA- accredited Laboratory in Doha, Qatar Doping Control Laboratory analysed the A Sample in accordance with the procedures set out in WADA’s International Standard for Laboratories. Analysis of the A Sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (“AAF”) for presence of Prohibited Substance, a violation of Article 2.1 of the ADAK ADR S2. Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics/erythropoietin (EPO) a Non-Specified Substance and which attracts a period of ineligibility of four years.
Taki was consequently shown the door from the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham after suspicion of doping malpractices, which was flagged down in its entirety by the SDT.
Taki who spoke exclusively to Athletics News from his training base in Spokane Valley, Washington, said he is taking it slow as he builds up his momentum for the upcoming season that will start in February. “The body was slump a bit for not training for a while but am glad its picking up slowly as I push myself to where am supposed to be by next year,” he said.
Taki who is also the 2015 World U18 1500m champion is promising a return like no other as he fights for his place in the 1500m races which have been dominated by Jacob Ingebrigtsen and Josh Kerr who relegated the Norwegian a two time silver medallist at the recently held World Championships in Budapest.