Mirabai Chanu’s Silver medal might get an upgrade

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Big news is coming out of the Tokyo Olympics right now. Mirabai Chanu’s silver medal in weightlifting, can convert to gold. According to sources, Chinese athlete Hou Jihui, ranked number one, is suspected of doping. The Anti-Doping Agency has called Hou for sample-B testing. It is believed that his sample-A is not clean.

Chinese athlete Hou Zihui was due to return to her country today, but has been asked to stay. He can have a doping test at any time. This has happened before in the history of the Olympics when a player’s medal was taken away for failing doping and given to the second-ranked player. At the same time, Mirabai has returned to India. He was given a warm welcome at the Delhi airport.

An official of the Weightlifting Federation of India said that no information has been given by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about this yet. According to sources, due to doubts in the A-sample of the gold-winning Chinese Hou, she has now been called for the B-sample. If the Chinese player’s B-sample is positive, then it will be announced by the IOC and the Tokyo Organizing Committee.

Meera has won India’s first and only medal in the Tokyo Olympics. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the women’s 49 kg weight category by lifting a total of 202 kg. Whereas China’s Hou Jihui won the gold medal by lifting 210 kg. Indonesia’s Cantika Windi won the bronze.

Random doping tests are being conducted for 5000 athletes in the Olympics. This is a routine process. Suspicions have been found in the A-samples of some athletes, including Hou. If she fails the doping test, Mirabai will become the first female athlete to win gold for India.

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