CHICAGO (CBS)– A top-ranked U.S. rhythmic gymnast from Libertyville will be sidelined for six months after she tested positive for a banned substance.

Laura Zeng competed in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

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Olympian Laura Zeng (WBBM/Lisa Fielding)

Zeng, 19, tested positive for a banned diuretic and a masking agent.

She said it was from an altitude sickness medication prescribed to her parent.

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She claims she took it when she got sick after mistaking it for ibuprofen.

Zeng swept the gold medals in September in Peru at the Pan American Championships, a top-level international sports competition.

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