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Dope test of 20 players participating in National Games came positive, NADA suspended all of them

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Many players had impressed everyone with their performance in the National Games 2023 held in the months of October and November this year in Goa. Now, when the dope test of the players involved in these games was done, 20 such players were found whose dope test results were found positive. After this, the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has taken action and decided to temporarily suspend all these players.

Some players who won medals are also included in this list.

NADA had taken dope test samples of players participating in various events between October 25 and November 9. After this, according to the news of PTI, among the players found guilty, 9 track and field athletes are included, while seven players are going to participate in weightlifting events. Vandana Gupta, who won bronze medal in 2 Commonwealth Games in weightlifting, is also there. On this, a source of the Indian Weightlifting Federation gave a statement and informed that yes, seven weightlifters failed the dope test during the Goa National Games and their number may increase in the coming days. Let us tell you that Vandana had won the gold medal in the women’s 76 kg category in the Goa National Games by lifting a total weight of 207 kg.

Maharashtra had won the most medals

If we talk about the National Games held this time, the glory of the athletes from Maharashtra was seen in it, on the basis of which Maharashtra won a record 228 medals in the 37th National Games, which included 80 gold medals. Apart from this, Services Sports Control Board finished second in the medal list, with a total of 66 gold medals in their account.


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