NEW DELHI, May 31: Two-time Commonwealth Games champion weightlifter Sanjita Chanu has tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and she has been provisionally suspended, the international federation said today.
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on its website that Sanjita, who had won a gold in the women�s 53kg category in the recent Gold Coast CWG, has tested positive for 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,� IWF stated.
�In any case where it is determined that the Athlete did not commit an anti-doping rule violation, the relevant decision will also be published,� the IWF added.
The IWF did not give details, such as the dates, of the dope test sample collection, saying �it will not make any further comments on the case until it is closed�.
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 to win the gold in 53kg in Gold Coast. She had also won a gold in the 48kg category in the 2014 CWG in Glasgow. � PTI