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China's women's 100 metres champion banned for life

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s women’s 100 metres champion Wang Jing was banned for life on Monday after she failed a drugs test during the National Games.

Wang tested positive for the performance-enhancing metabolites epitestosterone and testosterone after winning the 100 metres race on Thursday at the Games in Jinan, Shandong province.

Organisers stripped the 21-year-old of her gold medal and the Chinese Athletics Administration Centre (CAAC) banned Wang and her coach for life.

Wang said she accepted the test results but insisted that she had never intentionally taken any banned substance and called for a thorough investigation.

Her winning time was 11.50 seconds, more than a second slower than the world record of 10.49 seconds.

Wang was the third athlete caught doping since the inter-provincial National Games began on Oct. 16, following rower Guo Linna and shooter Li Jie.

Reporting by Liu Zhen and Simon Rabinovitch; Editing by Ed Osmond, To query or comment on this story email