There was a fierce competition between Mirabai Chanu and Sanjit Chanu to become the National Champion last year.
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India’s star weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, who won India two gold medals in the Commonwealth Games, is in trouble. Even medals can be taken back from them. Not only this, he can also be banned for 4 years. Chanu has once again failed in the dope test. Sanjita’s sample was taken in the National Games held in Gujarat in September-October last year, in which the steroid drostanolone has been found. India’s champion player has been temporarily banned from the day the sample was taken.
Between 28 September and 5 October, an event of weightlifting took place in the National Games. She won the silver medal in the Women’s 49 kg category. The title of this category was won by Mirabai Chanu, the silver medalist of the Tokyo Olympics.
4 years ban may be imposed
Sanjita Chanu’s case will be heard by the NADA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, if she is found guilty, she may be banned for 4 years. Along with this, the silver medal won in the National Games will also be taken away from him. The sample of 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games champion Sanjita was taken by NADA. His sample B was also taken, which resulted in the same as A.
Federation made a mistake in 2018
Earlier in 2018, he was suspended by the International Weightlifting Federation for testing positive in the testosterone test. However, in 2020, all the charges of doping on him were dropped. The Federation had accepted that due to the mistake of the administration, the numbers of their samples got mixed up. Talking about Chanu’s performance, in 2014 he challenged in 48 kg category and in 2018 in 53 kg weight category. Chanu’s snatch also made a Commonwealth Games record by lifting 84 kg.