Weightlifter Sushila Panwar Fails Dope Test

Sushila Panwar has been provisionally suspended by the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

Just days after footballer Subrata Paul tested positive for a banned substance, weightlifter Sushila Panwar has failed a dope test and she has been placed under provisional suspension.

After Panwar's 'A' sample was found positive, the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) suspended her provisionally.

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) conducted dope tests on all the national campers on 25 March in Patiala.

Sahdev Yadav, Secretary, IWFForty two weightlifters were tested and only Sushila’s sample was found to be positive.

Panwar, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, came to the limelight when she bagged a gold medal in the +75 kg category at the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati last year.

Panwar had clinched the lone gold medal in weightlifting with a total lift of 198 kg ahead of Ishani Annushka of Sri Lanka and Tara Devi Pun of Nepal.

(With inputs from PTI)