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Mirabai Chanu stands chance to win gold if Zhihui fails anti-doping test

Mirabai Chanu stands chance to win gold if Zhihui fails anti-doping test

Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu reportedly stands a chance to win gold if China's gold medal winner Hou Zhihui fails the anti-doping test. 

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TOKYO: Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu reportedly stands a chance to win gold if China's gold medal winner Hou Zhihui fails the anti-doping test.

As per the rules, if an athlete fails the doping test, then the opponent who has already won silver gets upgraded to Gold.

Ace weightlifter from Manipur, Chanu kick started the country's medal tally on Saturday after winning a silver in the Women's 49kg category at Tokyo Olympics. China's Zhihui Hou had bagged gold with a total of 210kg creating a new Olympic record.

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Reportedly, Zhihui has been asked to stay back in Tokyo for the tests.

Mirabai Chanu receives warm welcome on arrival

Meanwhile Chanu, India's sole representative in weightlifting at the Olympics arrived in the country. She received a warm welcome upon arrival at the Delhi airport from Tokyo. The staff cheered for her for bringing laurels to the nation.

Her victory marked India’s first weightlifting medal from the Olympics after more than 20 years with Karnam Malleswari’s win in 2000.

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