Manyonga gets four-year ban

South Africa's Luvo Manyonga. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

JOHANNESBURG - Luvo Manyonga was once South Africa's ultimate sporting tale of redemption.

But those days now seem far away for the long jump ace.

Manyonga has been hit with a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit.

The 30-year-old fell foul of anti-doping rules when his whereabouts could not be confirmed three times inside a 12-month span.

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The period in question began in November 2019.

It's the former world champion reigning Commonwealth Games champ's second doping ban.

He had served an 18-month suspension back in 2012.

Manyonga's current ban will end in December 2024 but he could yet appeal.


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