An unnamed sitting volleyball player has been suspended for one year by World ParaVolley after being found to have violated classification rules.
World ParaVolley said an independent Judicial Commission determined the player had committed "intentional misrepresentation" during classification.
The player has been banned for one year and will not be eligible for re-classification until October next year.
The ruling comes after the Judicial Commission considered evidence presented by World ParaVolley including videos illustrating the player's performance in competition and during classification.
A testimony was also provided by the player's delegation and the individual themselves.
According to World ParaVolley, the hearing panel concluded the player had misrepresented the extent to which their impairment affected their ability to play sitting volleyball.
The one-year suspension was awarded in line with the World ParaVolley classification rules and the International Paralympic Committee Classification Code.
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"It is important to see that athletes have an opportunity to be heard in a disciplinary process and that an athlete was part of the hearing panel," said Jose Rebelo, chair of the World ParaVolley Athletes' Commission.
"Athletes want to feel that everyone performs by the same rules.
"This decision shows that World ParaVolley works in giving all athletes a fair and respectful environment to compete."
World ParaVolley said it took allegations of intentional misrepresentation "very seriously" and would investigate all potential cases.
"The integrity of the World ParaVolley classification process is all-important, and is fundamental to the fairness of our sport," said Barry Couzner, President of World ParaVolley.
"Our disciplinary frameworks are designed to provide justice to all members of the Para-volley community.
"I am completely satisfied that due process was provided in this case by the independent judicial commission and I thank them for their time and efforts."