National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) imposed a four year ban on two-time Commonwealth Games champion weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, for failing a dope test last year.
Sanjita had tested positive for an anabolic steroid, Drostanolone Metabolite, during the in-competition testing at the National Games in Gujarat in September-October last year. Drostanolone Metabolite is on the prohibited list of the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA).
Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) president, Sahdev Yadav confirmed the ban imposed on Sanjita. He said,
“Yes, she has been handed a four-year ban by NADA.”
This is a big blow for Sanjita, who will be dismissed from the National Games silver medal as a result of the positive test.
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