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Jarrod Bannister: Delhi CWG gold medallist dead

IANS  |  Canberra 

Thirty-three-year-old gold medallist has died, confirmed. The thrower had won the gold in in 2010.

A two-time Olympian, Bannister, had been living and training in the There were believed to be no suspicious circumstances in his death, media reported.

is Australia's record holder with a throw of 89.02m in 2008. He also represented the country in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, as well as several world championships.

In 2013, he was controversially given a 20-month ban from competing after missing three anti-doping tests.

maintained that he had not missed them deliberately. He said in one instance testers had been given wrong information about his whereabouts, the reported.

said it was "saddened and shocked", while a number of athletes posted tributes online.

"On behalf of Australia, I extend our deepest condolences to Jarrod's family and friends and urge the athletics fraternity to support each other at this difficult time," said in a statement.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 11:26 IST
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