Wushu champion fails doping test

Tai Cheau Xuen stripped of her Asian Games gold and bronze medals after failing a doping test following the competition.

    Xuen is the third competitor to fail a doping test at this Asian Games [EPA]
    Xuen is the third competitor to fail a doping test at this Asian Games [EPA]

    The Olympic Council of Asia says a wushu gold medalist from Malaysia has been kicked out of the Asian Games for doping and stripped of her medals.

    Council director General Husain al Musallam said in a statement that the banned stimulant sibutramine was found in a urine sample taken from Tai Cheau Xuen after competition on September 20.

    He said Tai was disqualified and stripped of her gold medal in the nanquan martial arts style category and bronze in the nandao category. It wasn't immediately clear whether Tai was still in Incheon.

    The test findings were to be forwarded to the Asian and international wushu federations and the World Anti-Doping Agency for further action, including a possible competition ban.

    Sibutramine was also in the positive doping test by Cambodian soft tennis player Yi Sophany.

    Tai is the third competitor to fail a doping test at these games.

    SOURCE: AP


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