Two-time Commonwealth Games champion weightlifter Sanjita Chanu has tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and she has been provisionally suspended.
International Weightlifting Federation, IWF, said on its website today that Sanjita, who had won a gold in the women’s 53kg category in the recent Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, has tested positive for testosterone. As a consequence, the Athlete is provisionally suspended in view of a potential anti-doping rule violation.
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. She lifted a total of 192kg top win the gold in 53kg in Gold Coast. She had also won a gold in the 48kg category in the 2014 CWG in Glasgow.