Taiwan weightlifter to receive Olympic gold, years later

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 16, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Hsu Shu-ching reacts during the Women’s 53kg Group A weightlifting event at the London Olympic Games in England on July 29, 2012.
Photo: EPA

Weightlifter Hsu Shu-ching is to receive the gold medal she was awarded in 2016 for her performance at the 2012 London Olympics sometime next year after the gold was confirmed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Hsu won a silver medal in the women’s 53kg weightlifting event, finishing behind Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan.

However, three weeks before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, the International Weightlifting Federation announced that the Kazakh weightlifter had failed her drug test and that Hsu would replace her as the gold medalist.

The IOC formally confirmed Chinshanlo’s disqualification from the London games on Oct. 27, 2016, giving Hsu first place and her second Olympic gold. She also won one at the Rio games.    [FULL  STORY]

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