Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, who won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, has been handed a provisional suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. The Indian weight lifter, who competes in 53kg category, has tested positive for Testosterone.
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She has the right to challenge the reports before an anti-doping disciplinary panel but if confirmed, she will be stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal. India had won 26 gold medals at the Gold Coast Games. Chanu won Gold in the Commonwealth Games in weightlifting in the 53kg category.
Chanu, who lifted a total of 192kg to win her second Commonwealth Games gold medal, had finished on top even in Glasgow 2014 with a total lift of 173 kg, making the Gold Coast medal her second Commonwealth Gold.
However, this was tougher because unlike the 48kg category in Glasgow, she was competing in the 53kg category in Gold Coast, Australia. The 24-year-old managed 84kgs in snatch and then went on to record 108kg.
Chanu’s third snatch lift of 84kg is also a Commonwealth Games record in the category. She started with lifting 81kg and then followed it up with a 83kg lift before nailing 84 in her final attempt.