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Published: Wednesday January 15, 2014 MYT 7:52:01 AM
Updated: Wednesday January 15, 2014 MYT 8:03:39 AM

Weightlifter Robles handed two-year ban for failed drugs test

Sarah Robles of the U.S. competes in the women's +75kg group A clean and jerk weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Sarah Robles of the U.S. competes in the women's +75kg group A clean and jerk weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

(Reuters) - Weightlifter Sarah Robles, a member of the U.S. team at the 2012 London Olympics, was handed a two-year suspension after testing positive for steroids, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Tuesday.

Robles tested positive for the presence of an exogenous androgenic anabolic steroid in an out-of-competition and two in-competition urine samples collected by both USADA and the International Weightlifting Federation, the U.S. drug agency said in a statement.

Called the strongest woman in America, Robles placed seventh in the +75 kilogram super-heavyweight division in London but gained attention for her story of perseverance living on $400 (243.35 pounds) a month while trying to secure a spot on the U.S. Olympic squad

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Editing by Patrick Johnston)

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