ROME (AP) — Two-time Paralympic gold medalist Martina Caironi has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a steroid.

Italy's anti-doping agency says Caironi failed an out-of-competition test on Oct. 17 in Bologna.

The 30-year-old Caironi won the T42 100 meters at both the 2012 London Games and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. She also won a silver medal in the T42 long jump in Rio — where she was Italy's flagbearer.

The T42 category is for single above-knee amputees and athletes with similar impairments.

Caironi had her left leg amputated following a motorcycle accident in 2007.

Nado Italia, the anti-doping agency, says Caironi tested positive for the steroid Clostebol.

Caironi did not immediate comment. She was preparing to compete in the world para athletics championships in Dubai beginning Thursday.


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