India CWG champion lifter Sanjita Chanu cleared of doping charges

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India CWG champion lifter Sanjita Chanu cleared of doping charges

Two-time Commonwealth Games gold medal winning weightlifter K. Sanjita Chanu was exonerated of doping charges on 10 June after more than two-and-a-half years. IWF legal counsel Lilla Sagi sent an email to the lifter on Monday informing that the case has been closed following the recommendation of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).

Chanu is a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist—at Glasgow in 2014 (48kg) and in Gold Coast in 2018 (53kg). Although Chanu failed the test in November 2017, she was provisionally suspended by IWF only in May 2018. That allowed her to participate in the Gold Coast CWG in April that year, and she won gold.