After failing dope test, Indian weightlifter Monika withdrawn from Beijing contingent

August 6th, 2008 - 10:43 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): Indian female weightlifter Monika Devi was withdrawn from the Indian contingent for the Beijing Olympics 2008 last evening after she failed dope test.

Monica was tested positive for anabolic salt in a test conducted on June 29 and was withdrawn from the squad before her departure to Beijing.

Hailing from Manipur, Monika was the lone weightlifter in the 56-member strong contingent to represent India in the 69-kg female category at the Beijing Olympics, which begin from August 8.

Earlier this year, she won a silver and two bronze medals in the Asian Championships in Japan to book the berth for India in Olympics. In July this year she beat Shailaja Pujari of Andhra Pradesh in the pre-Olympic trial conducted by Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF). (ANI)

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