High Court dismisses lifter Anita's plea
Anita, gold medallist in the 58 kg category at the senior national weightlifting championship last year, had tested positive for anabolic steroids.india Updated: Dec 18, 2007 18:54 IST
Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed lifter Anita Kumari's suit challenging the action of the Indian Weightlifting Federation, which had barred her from attending national camps, after her second sample tested positive.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul dismissed her suit after going through a new dope report conducted on his direction in Malaysia in which her second sample too returned positive.
Anita, gold medallist in the 58 kg category at the senior national weightlifting championship at Vishakhapatnam in December last year, had tested positive for anabolic steroids.
The sample was tested in the Dope Control Lab in Sports Authority of India and was found positive following which the IWF barred her from training at national coaching camp.
Anita challenged the ban in High Court and got a reprieve in September. The court directed her 'B' sample to be sent to Dope Control Centre at Penang in Malaysia and asked IWF to allow her to train at the national camp till the results come.
The B sample also tested positive for anabolic steroids and the High Court on Tuesday dismissed her case.