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.
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.