Asian Games: China Gold Medallist Fails Dope Test

Zhang Wenxiu is the sixth athlete to be kicked out of the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea for doping and the second gold medal-winner after Malaysia's wushu champion Tai Cheau Xuen.

updated: October 03, 2014 18:05 IST
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This file photograph taken on September 28, 2014, shows China's Zhang Wenxiu wrapped in her national flag after winning the final of the women's hammer throw athletics event during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Asian Games organisers on October 3, 2014 kicked out China's gold medal-winning women's hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu for failing a dope test.


Incheon: Asian Games chiefs on Friday expelled China's gold medal-winning women's hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu in the biggest doping case of the giant event.

The Olympic Council of Asia said 28-year-old Zhang, who won a bronze medal at the 2007 world championships and 2008 Olympics, had tested positive for the anabolic agent zeranol.

"The competitor has been disqualified from the competition as well as these Games," said an OCA statement, which added that the gold medal had been withdrawn.

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