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Registered Testing Pool (RTP) | Athletics Integrity Unit: Kishore Jena, D P Manu Join Neeraj Chopra

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Javelin throwers Kishore Jena, a silver medalist at the Asian Games, and D P Manu have recently become members of the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) administered by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an international anti-doping organization in track and field. Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic champion, reigning world champion, and gold medalist at the Asian Games, has been part of the RTP for a while. The AIU’s announcement of Jena and Manu’s inclusion in the list for the first quarter of 2024 highlights the growing prominence of Indian javelin throwers on the global stage.

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Jena secured the fifth position in the 2023 World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary, where Chopra emerged victorious with a gold medal. Meanwhile, Manu claimed the sixth spot. This event marked a significant achievement as three Indian athletes finished within the top six in the javelin throw final, establishing a noteworthy record at the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

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Currently, a total of seven Indian athletes are included in the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). Among them, Avinash Sable, a prominent 3000m steeplechaser, Annu Rani, a female javelin thrower, and long jumpers Murali Sreeshankar and Jeswin Aldrin are also featured on this list.

Athletes must allocate a 60-minute daily timeframe during which they are accessible for testing. Not appearing at the scheduled slot will result in a recorded “missed test,” while neglecting to provide this information constitutes a “whereabouts failure.” Accumulating three such failures or missed tests within a 12-month period will lead to a violation of anti-doping rules, possibly resulting in a two-year suspension.

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