International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has cleared India’s K Sanjita Chanu of anti-doping violation charges. The Manipur lifter had tested positive for testosterone, a banned anabolic steroid, in an out-of-competition test conducted by us Anti Doping Agency before participating within the 2017 world championships in Las Vegas.
Chanu is a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist at Glasgow in 2014 (48kg) and in Gold Coast in 2018 (53kg). She failed the test in November 2017, she was provisionally suspended by IWF only in May 2018. she had appeared before the IWF hearing committee in Budapest and therefore the panel decided to lift the provisional suspension on January 22, 2019.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- International Weightlifting Federation Headquarters: Budapest, Hungary.
- International Weightlifting Federation President: Ursula Papandrea.