A male boxer from the Yunnan delegation had been tested positive during the preliminary stage of the 12th Chinese National Games, the organizers announced in a press conference on Thursday.
Yang Jienan, at the men's 49kg class, was found positive of furosemide, a diuretic, on May 22. His B sample was also tested positive and the boxer has been stripped of the qualification to compete in the boxing events at the National Games which will conclude here later in the afternoon.
According to the organizers, a total of 2,391 anti-doping tests have been carried out during the 12 competition days of the quadrennial games, including 2,179 urine tests and 212 blood tests. And by far no doping case has been found.
The Games, billed as the mini-Olympics in China, however, did see some ugly scenes when the Beijing team threw the women's rugby final against the Shandong team in a protest to controversial refereeing and synchronized swimming twin sisters Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting from team Sichuan questioned the scores they earned in the duet final which they believed could be lowered on purpose in favor of the local swimmers.
The Hainan youth volleyball team were also caught for age fraud as they tried to qualify from the preliminaries by fielding senior players.
SOURCE: china.org.cn
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