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South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga, 30, was suspended Friday by the World Athletics sports governing body for violating anti-doping regulations.

In a tweet, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said: “The AIU has charged Luvo Manyonga of South Africa for whereabouts failures, a violation of the @WorldAthletics Anti-Doping Rules. The long jumper has been provisionally suspended,”

The athlete was sanctioned for missing three anti-doping tests in a 12-month period.

Manyonga became world champion in 2017 and won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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