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Montsho to appeal two-year doping ban


MONTSHO-FACEGABORONE, March 19- Former world 400 metres women’s champion Amantle Montsho plans to appeal a two-year ban after failing a 2014 Commonwealth Games doping test in Scotland.

Gaborone media reports said the 31-year-old, accused of using the banned substance methylhexaneamine during the Glasgow Games, will appeal the decision ahead of a March 26 deadline.

Botswana Athletics Association president Moses Bantsi confirmed the suspension.

Montsho was the athletics queen of Botswana, a thinly-populated, diamond-rich southern Africa country that rarely creates international sporting headlines.

She won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India and at the world championships in South Korea a year later.

The Botswanan missed out on more world championship gold in 2013 when pipped by Briton Christine Ohuruogu in a photo-finish in Moscow.