Taiwanese weightlifter promoted to 1st place in Beijing Olympics

2017/03/05 21:57:26
(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

Taipei, March 5 (CNA) Taiwanese weightlifter Chen Wei-ling (陳葦綾) has officially been promoted to the gold medalist position in the 2008 Beijing Olympics after the previous winner Chen Xiexia of China was disqualified, according to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

Chen Xiexia was disqualified by the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee after she was found to have violated the rules against doping in the 2008 Games, the IWF said in a statement on its web site.

Chen Wei-ling won a bronze medal in the women's 48-kg weightlifting competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with a total score of 196 kg, lifting 84 kg in the snatch event and 112 kg in the clean and jerk event.

She saw her medal upgraded to the silver last year when previous Turkish silver medalist Sibel Ozkan was disqualified after failing in a doping re-test.

(By Oscar Wu and Romulo Huang)
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