Sanamacha Chanu

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Sanamacha Chanu
Personal information
Full name Sanamacha Thingbaijani Chanu
Born (1978-10-02) 2 October 1978 (age 38)
Weight 52.74 kg (116.3 lb)
Sport
Country  India
Sport Weightlifting
Weight class 53 kg
Team National team
Updated on 13 September 2016.

Sanamacha Thingbaijani Chanu (born 2 October 1978) is an Indian weightlifter who competed in the women's 53 kg weight class at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She originally finished fourth, but tested positive for a banned substance and was disqualified. She had also won three golds at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and was a part of the core team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games at New Delhi, during the trials for which, she was tested positive for methylhexanamine; a stimulant commonly used as a nasal decongestant.[1] She was banned for eight years for her second doping offence.[2]

Major results[edit]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
World Championships
2003 Canada Vancouver, Canada 53 kg 77.5 80 82.5 9 102.5 107.5 110 7 190 7
1999 Greece Piraeus, Greece 48 kg 75 75 75 --- 90 95 95 15 0 ---

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/Weightlifter-Sanamacha-Chanu-caught-for-doping/Article1-597653.aspx
  2. ^ "Pratima, Chanu test positive for drugs". Rediff.com India. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-30.