Discus thrower Neelam Jaswant Singh, provisionally suspended for a positive dope test at the World Athletics Championships earlier this year, on Monday filed her written submission to the Athletics Federation of India panel hearing her case.
Sushil Salwan, the athlete's counsel, sent his written submission to the four-member panel hearing the doping charges against her.
Neelamhad appeared before the panel, which asked her to present her arguments in writing.
Salwanrefused to divulge the specific arguments he has made in Neelam's defence.
Hesaid the panel could ask him to appear in person again if it needed any clarifications before arriving at a decision.
"It is up to the panel now," Salwan, who headed the enquiry into Sunita Rani case after she tested positive at the 2002Busan Asian Games, said.
TheAFI panel hearing Neelam's case is headed by Davaram and has Adille Sumariwala, G S Randhawa and Girish Tyagi as its other members.
Thepanel is expected to submit its report to the AFI in little over a week, one of the panelists said.
"Wewill have one or two sittings of the panel to discuss the case once we receive Neelam's arguments in writing," Tyagi, secretary Delhi Medical Association, said.
"Thefinal report would be ready for submission to the AFI in another week or so."
Tyagisaid there is no deadline as such imposed by the AFI but the panel would try to present its report as soon as possible.
Thepanel was originally expected to submit its report by the end of October.
If found guilty, Neelam faces a two-yearban.
Neelam, 34,was suspended by the International Association of Athletics Federations after she tested positive for pemoline at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki in August.
Butthe athlete can bring the 'exceptional circumstances rule' to either seek the setting aside of the suspension or the reduction of the period of suspension.
Toget such a verdict, Neelam would have to establish how pemoline entered her system.
Ifthe panel agrees with her, the matter would be referred to the IAAF Doping Review Board whose decision would be binding on AFI, although the athlete would have the option of appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.