COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- American weightlifter Sarah Robles has been suspended for two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for testing positive for a banned substance.
The USADA announced Tuesday she tested positive for the presence of an anabolic steroid and/or its metabolites.
Robles finished seventh in the super heavyweight division at the London Olympics. Her suspension will be lifted in August 2015, about a year before the 2016 Rio Games.
The 25-year-old lifter's suspension began last August when the International Wrestling Federation imposed a provisional suspension. Any results by Robles subsequent to May 31 -- when the USADA says her first positive sample was collected -- also have been wiped out.
"I accept the conditions of my suspension, and I am grateful to the IWF and the USADA for taking all facets of my situation into consideration when their decision was made," Robles said in a statement. "Although it breaks my heart to be away from the sport I love for two years, I made a choice to take care of my health as advised by my doctor."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.