Two-time CWG gold-medalist Sanjita Chanu fails dope test

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According to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Chanu has tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid, testosterone.

The Hush Post: Sanjita Chanu, the two-time Commonwealth Games weightlifting champion, has failed a dope test. She had recently won gold in the women’s 53 kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

According to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Chanu has tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid, testosterone.  “IWF reports that the sample of Ms. Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham (IND) has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for Testosterone (S1.1 Anabolic Agents). As a consequence, the Athlete is provisionally suspended in view of a potential anti-doping rule violation,” read the IWF website. The IWF did not divulge any further details, saying “it will not make any further comments on the case until it is closed”.

However, it is yet to be ascertained whether she failed the test in Gold Coast or some other international competition. Sanjita had taken part in the 53kg class in the World Championship in Anaheim (US) in November last year, finishing 13th with a total lift of 177kg.

During the CWG, the 24 year old from Manipur had set a new Commonwealth Games record finishing with a total lift of 192 kg.

Sanjita was included in the national camp for the Asian Games and was training at Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Shilaroo, Himachal Pradesh. However, has been forced to quit the camp due to the development, and has been provisionally suspended, reported the Hindustan Times. She could lose her medal if s

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