Seema, Indian Weightlifter and Commonwealth Championship Silver Medallist, Banned for Four Years for Doping By NADA
Indian Weightlifter Seema (Photo Credits : IANS)

New Delhi, December 28: India's Commonwealth Championship silver medallist weightlifter Seema has been slapped with a four-year suspension for a doping violation. In a statement, the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) said Seema's dope sample was collected this year during the 34th Women National Weightlifting Championship in Vishakhapatnam. "Presence of prohibited substances were found in her system during an ongoing Championship to enhance her performance which amounted to a clear cut case of cheating and outright violation of National Anti-Doping rules," said a statement. Boxer Sumit Sangwan Gets One Year Ban for Dope Test Failure.

"The analysis report of her sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for the presence of a prohibited substance namely Hydroxy-4-methoxy Tamoxifen (Metabolite of Tamoxifen), Selective Estrogen Receptor Modular (SERM) Metenolone, Anabolic Steroid Ostarine (Enobosram), Selective Androgen Receptor Modular (SARM)." They are all non-specified substances as per the WADA prohibited list of 2019. Global Sport Doping Cases Up 13% in 2017: WADA.

She had been given a four-year suspension by NADA's Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) following the hearing on her positive test for banned performance-enhancing drugs. Seema won a silver medal in the 2017 Commonwealth Championships and finished sixth in the women's 75kg competition at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.

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