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Sanjita Chanu’s doping ban lifted

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has lifted the provisional suspension on Manipuri weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, imposed on her in May remaining yr for an alleged doping violation.
In a letter addressed to Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) and Sanjita late on Tuesday, the sector body mentioned, “On the foundation of the ideas at its disposal, the IWF has decided that the provisional suspension of the athlete can be lifted as of nowadays (22 January 2019)...The IWF panel will render its determination in the athlete’s case sooner or later.”

The 25-year-old two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, chatting with NewsTread from her Imphal home, where she has been holed up for the remaining seven months whilst the rest of the rustic's premier lifters have been training at the nationwide camp in Patiala, mentioned, “I've noticed the good news nowadays. I'm blameless and I've by no means taken any banned substance. I'm simply relieved that is over and I will be able to be aware of my recreation again.”

National team coach Vijay Sharma, speaking from Patiala, informed TOI, “This is a superb day for Indian weightlifting. Federation officers have informed me they're going to be writing to Sanjita inviting her to the camp. If she needs to sign up for day after today, we're in a position to take her again day after today. I was all the time certain Sanjita was once blank.”

Throwing in a phrase of warning, then again, Sharma added, “The drawback were created in the first place because of some kind of miscommunication between IWF and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Let us see how USADA react to this order.”

In Manipur, then again, celebrations have been less restrained. Khumukcham Bijenkumar, Sanjita's brother and co-convener of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed by means of 8 local our bodies to battle Sanjita's case, mentioned, “This is a day of pleasure. She is very keen to return to the camp, we will come to a decision on a plan of action soon.”

“One pal of her from the nationwide camp, Poonam Yadav, was once frequently in touch along with her a lot of these months, supporting her in the course of the tricky time,” Khumukcham added. Sanjita's battle for justice had drawn many allies. Even leader minister Biren Singh had written to Union sports activities minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, pointing out a 'glaring error' in Sanjita's dope file.

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