China weightlifter Zhihui Hou who bagged gold in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, will be tested by antidoping authorities and if she fails the test, India’s Mirabai Chanu will be awarded gold.
Mirabai Chanu had opened India’s medals tally on Saturday as she bagged a silver in the Women’s 49kg category at Tokyo Olympics. China’s Zhihui Hou had bagged gold on Saturday with a total of 210kg and created a new Olympic Record. She has been asked to stay in Tokyo and the test will be done. The rules clearly state, if an athlete fails the doping test, then the athlete who has won silver, will be awarded the gold.
Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg during her four successful attempts across the competition. With this monumental silver medal, Chanu became the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari bagged bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games.