An­other three ath­letes failed dop­ing test

The Borneo Post - - SPORT -

KUALA LUMPUR: An­other three of the Malaysian Weightlift­ing Fed­er­a­tion ( MWF) ath­letes have failed a dop­ing test con­ducted by the In­ter­na­tional Weightlift­ing Fed­er­a­tion ( IWF).

With­out di­vulging their iden­ti­ties, PABN act­ing sec­re­tary Abu Hana­pah Is­mail said IWF con­firmed the three ath­letes were found to have taken the banned sub­stance, Steno­zolol based on urine tests taken on March 28.

IWF, a state­ment is­sued through its of­fi­cial web­site on Tues­day, dis­closed that the three na­tional ath­letes found to have taken the pro­hib­ited drug were Muhamad Hakimie Haikal Nordin, Muhamad Zaidi Mohd Nordin and Ronny Je­sos.

“I re­ceived the re­port yes­ter­day, they (ath­letes) have been in­formed about the mat­ter and have been sus­pended un­til sam­ple B (of urine test) is re­ceived in the next seven or 14 days.

“They are all male ath­letes and only one of them is a se­nior ath­lete,” he told reporters at a spe­cial me­dia con­fer­ence at the Malaysia Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee ( Masoc) of Kuala Lumpur 2017 of­fice, Bukit Jalil here yes­ter­day.

Ear­lier the PABM con­firmed Gold Coast Com­mon­wealth Games bronze win­ner Mo­hamad Fazrul Azrie Mo­hdad failed his dop­ing test early this month.

Re­al­is­ing that the fed­er­a­tion might face sus­pen­sion by IWF fol­low­ing the ris­ing num­ber of dop­ing cases, Abu Hana­pah said PABM would con­duct an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter ob­tain­ing in­for­ma­tion from the hear­ing of the three ath­letes’ case.

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