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Blake Leeper, Paralympic medalist sprinter, banned for cocaine use

Blake Leeper

United States’ Blake Leeper, center,competes at a men’s 200m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Paralympic medalist sprinter Blake Leeper is banned from competition until June 21 for testing positive for cocaine last year.

Leeper, who took 2012 Paralympic 400m silver behind Oscar Pistorius and 200m bronze behind Brazilian Alan Oliveira and Pistorius, received a backdated one-year ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency from his drug test date of June 21, 2015.

That would make Leeper eligible for the U.S. Paralympic trials from June 30-July 2 in Charlotte.

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