Barry Loses Hammer AR



U.S. hammer thrower Gwen Berry loses record because of positive test

The woman who set the U.S. record for hammer throw will have that result thrown out after receiving a three-month doping ban for using a banned asthma medication.

Gwen Berry's throw of 250 feet, 4 inches from last month will be erased from the record books, but she will still be eligible for Olympic trials next month. Her suspension, announced Monday by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, ends June 29.

Berry acknowledged using an inhaler containing vilanterol trifenatate during the U.S. Indoor championships in March in Portland, Oregon.

USADA handed down the three-month sanction after determining Berry was using the medication to treat asthma, and not to enhance performance.