Chinese lifter to be tested for anything adverse in first sampleGlimmer of ‘golden hope’ for Mirabai
NEW DELHI, Jul 26
China's Zhihui Hou is set to undergo a doping test at the Tokyo Olympics, 2 days after she won the women's 49kg weightlifting gold, setting a new Olympic record of 210kg.
It was Zhihui Hou who finished above India's Mirabai Chanu and won the competition on Saturday. Mirabai, who holds the world record for Clean and Jerk, managed a total of 202, 8 less than Zhihui.
While it's commonplace for Olympic medalists to undergo doping tests, Zhihui's case involves adverse analytical finding, meaning there will be tests to figure out if there is anything adverse in the first sample.
According to the WADA, An Adverse Analytical Finding indicates the presence of prohibited substances or methods in a particular sample. Adverse Analytical Findings should not be confused with adjudicated or sanctioned Anti-Doping Rules Violations (ADRV) for several reasons.
"First, these figures may contain findings that underwent the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) approval process. In addition, some Adverse Analytical Findings may correspond to multiple measurements performed on the same athlete, such as in cases of longitudinal studies in testosterone (i.e., tracking the testosterone level of one athlete over a period of time)," the WADA states.
Zhihu set a new Olympic record of 94kg in Snatch and followed it up with 116 in Clean and Jerk for another Olympic record. Mirabai lifted 87 in snatch and successfully lifted 115 in Clean and Jerk.
Mirabai went for 117 in her final attempt but she was unable to complete the lift.
While Zhihui finished on the top step of the podium and Mirabai took the silver, Indonesia's Windy Cantika won the bronze with a total lift of 194kg.