TWO-TIME Commonwealth Games bronze medallist has been banned for four years for a doping violation, it has been reported.

The 32-year-old finished third in the hammer at the Commonwealth Games in both 2014 and 2018 but he was charged last May of “attempted tampering” with his ‘whereabouts’ information, which is the system used by anti-doping authorities whereby every athlete must give their ‘whereabouts’ for an hour each day to allow for drug testing. Dry was charged with not being at the address he had stated.

The hammer thrower was suspended until last October but was then cleared by the Sport Resolutions Panel when they ruled there had been no subversion of the doping control process despite confirmation Dry had provided false information on his ‘whereabouts’ form.

However, UK Anti-Doping appealed the decision and BBC Scotland has reported that they have been successful with that appeal, which will mean Dry will be given the standard four-year ban, which is typically handed-out for first-time doping offences.

There has been no official announcement from UK Anti-Doping as yet, but confirmation of their successful appeal is likely to come tomorrow.

Dry will have no further right of appeal, with this decision the final one, however, he will be considered to have already served five months of his ban.

Before this ban, Dry had been targetting Tokyo 2020.