Olympian Talha Talib Tests Positive for Use of Prohibited Substances

Weightlifter Talha Talib has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during surprise testing by International Weightlifting Federation. The 22-year-old weightlifter is likely to face a ban for four years after a doping breach.

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The Olympian came under suspicion when International Testing Agency along with International Weightlifting Federation conducted surprise tests for all Pakistani weightlifters in Gujranwala and Lahore.

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Talha Talib among others was suspected of abusing drugs, however, Pakistan Weightlifting Federation had not confirmed the news. The official results have now been declared, proving that the performance-enhancing drugs were found in Olympian’s blood sample.

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Following the doping breach, Talha Talib has been banned from Birmingham Commonwealth and the Olympics. Moreover, the 22-year-old weightlifter might face a suspension for 4 years.

Talha Talib won the first-ever medal for Pakistan in the World Weightlifting Championship, as he bagged a bronze at Tashkent last year.

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