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Monika’s B sample positive

The B sample test of Manipur weightlifter Monika Devi,who was stopped from taking part in the Beijing Olympics on dope charges...

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: March 28, 2009 11:04:12 pm

The B sample test of Manipur weightlifter Monika Devi,who was stopped from taking part in the Beijing Olympics on dope charges,has returned positive for a banned substance in a WADA-accredited laboratory in Tokyo.

Monika’s B sample was sent for testing in Tokyo by the sports ministry on the recommendation of T the S Krishnamurthy Commission report which was set up to look into the episode.

Indian Weightlifting Federation officials would not confirm the positive result as the matter is sub-judice but it is learnt that the IWF has received a letter from the National Dope Testing Laboratory in this regard.

Monika will now attract an automatic two-year ban from the IWF as this is her first dope offence and it will virtually rule her out of the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games in Guangzhou in China next year.

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