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Last Updated: Friday, 18 November 2005, 11:45 GMT
Edwards sets indoor comeback goal
American sprinter Torri Edwards
Edwards served 15 months of her original two-year ban
American sprinter Torri Edwards says she hopes to compete in the World Indoor Championships next March after being reinstated following a drugs ban.

The 2003 100m world outdoor champion returned this month after serving 15 months of a two-year ban for testing positive for stimulant nikethamide.

"I missed the Olympics and the world outdoors, maybe I can go to the world indoors and get a medal," she said.

Edwards returned early when nikethamide was downgraded on the banned list.

Ironically, Edwards was named world champion when fellow American Kelli White, who was first across the line in the race, was banned for two years after admitting drug abuse.

Athens ban

"I've been training the whole time and I'm still in great shape," Edwards said.

"I knew that regardless of whether there was early reinstatement or not I was planning on coming back this year and I had to stay in shape. And that's what I did."

Edwards' first race is likely to be in late January or early February.

It would be her first competition appearance since the July 2004 US Olympic trials, where she came second in the 100m and third in the 200m only to be banned from competing in Athens.


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