Taiwanese weightlifter banned for 8 years for doping

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/11/16
By: Lung Po-an and Chi Jo-yao

Taipei, Nov. 16 (CNA) Taiwanese weightlifter Lin Tzu-chi (林子琦), a former world

Lin Tzu-chi (CNA file photo)

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.

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