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Sri Lanka's lone gold medallist fails dope test: report
24 Oct, 2010 13:43:14
October 24, 2010 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's only gold medallist at this month's Commonwealth Games, boxer Manju Wanniarachchi, has tested positive for a banned steroid, a report said Sunday.
The privately run Lakbima News newspaper said Wanniarachchi, 30, who had brought home the island's first Commonwealth boxing gold in 72 years, had tested positive for the performance-enhancing steroid nandrolone.

The paper said the Commonwealth Games organisers had sent a report to Sri Lanka's National Olympic Committee and informed the boxer of the result with his urine "A" sample.

There was no immediate confirmation from the committee or Sri Lanka's sports authorities.

Wanniarachchi had beaten Welshman Sean McGoldrick in the final round of the Bantamweight category to clinch the gold.

The boxer can request a "B" sample test. If the outcome remains unchanged, he risks being stripped of his gold medal and could face a two-year ban from all competition.

Sri Lanka also won one silver and one bronze medal for boxing and weightlifting during the October 3-14 Delhi games.
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READER COMMENT(S)
8. Sumedha Oct 28
Not having common sense is a national disease. Blindly following authority (authentic or otherwise) is national way of achieving salvation. From national policy to individual acts, we suffer ignorance.
7. Sunil R Oct 27
An athlete at national level goes to a quack doctor. What were his trainers doing?

There is something missing in the story.

6. Rajive de Silva Oct 27
I agree with I Bunkum. We can also say that this is a conspiracy by the West to discredit Sri Lanka.
5. I Bunkum Oct 25
Come on, we start cheating when we enter our kids to grade 1 and then go on to fix elections. So what's warong with one or 2 injections to boost athletic prowess. We should compensate him by conferring Deshamanya or similar title if he loses the medal .
4. waruna herath Oct 25
I feel sorry for you Rajive. This what called as "Kaalakanni sathuta". He is not a bubble. He is a rock.
3. Rajive de Silva Oct 25
Just like many other things happening in Sri Lanka right now. The first bubble to burst !
2. Mawella Oct 25
According to another media repot he had said a Dr had given him an injection supposedly a VB.
1. cherry Oct 24
One of the media reports said Wanniarachchi had got treatment for asthma but can someone with asthma face a boxing bout at international level ?