By: Lung Po-an and Chi Jo-yao
Taipei, Nov. 16 (CNA) Taiwanese weightlifter Lin Tzu-chi (林子琦), a former world
record holder and Asian Games gold medalist, has been banned from competition for eight years and stripped of all medals, prizes and titles earned since 2016 for a doping offence, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced Thursday.
Lin had been banned for two years by the Anti-Doping Commission of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) after she failed a steroids test in 2016 just before the Rio Summer Olympics.
However, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appealed the ruling, saying it was the second time that Lin had violated the anti-doping rules and she should be banned for eight years.
The CAS upheld the WADA’s appeal and imposed an eight-year ban on the 30-year-old weightlifter with effect from Nov. 14, which could end her career in that field.