New Delhi : Mirabai Chanu, India’s Olympic silver medalist at the Tokyo Games stands a chance of winning gold with reports emerging that China’s weightlifter Zhihui Hou will be tested by the anti-doping authorities. Hou bagged gold on Saturday in the 49-kg weightlifting category. In the event, she fails the test India’s Mirabai Chanu will be awarded gold. It has also been learnt that Hou has been asked to stay in Tokyo and the test is definitely happening.
“She has been asked to stay in Tokyo and the test will be done. The test is definitely happening,” a source in the know of developments told ANI
Hou with a total of 210kg also created a new Olympic Record. The rules clearly state, if an athlete fails the doping test, then the athlete who has won silver, will be awarded the gold.