Chinthana Vidanage

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Chinthana Vidanage
Personal information
Full name Chinthana Geetal Vidanage Vidanage
Born (1981-12-31) 31 December 1981 (age 35)
Weight 68.81 kg (151.7 lb)
Country  Sri Lanka
Sport Weightlifting
Weight class 69 kg
Team National team
Updated on 19 October 2016.

Chinthana Geetal Vidanage Vidanage (born December 31, 1981) is a weightlifter from Sri Lanka. In 2011 Vidanage was banned for four years for violating anti-doping rules.

He was born in Polonnaruwa. Vidanage was a student of Polonnaruwa Royal Central College. He won a gold medal in the men's 62 kg category weightlifting; the first weightlifting gold medal for Sri Lanka in the 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Australia.[1]


A urine sample provided by Vidanage in April 2011 at the 2011 Asian Weightlifting Championships in China was found to have metabolites of two methylhexanamine, which is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.[2][3] Vidanage admitted taking the drug "unknowingly".[4] The International Weightlifting Federation subsequently banned him for four years.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Men's 62 kg - Medallists". Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Vidanage tests positive for banned substance". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 24 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Doping-Sri Lanka lifter banned after positive drug test - media". Eurosport. 24 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Pathirana, Saroj (5 June 2011). "Gold medallist admits taking banned drugs". BBC Sinhala. 
  5. ^ "Weightlifting: Chinthana Vidanage slapped with a four-year ban". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 11 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Four year ban on Chinthana". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 10 August 2011. 

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