Hsu Shu-ching

Hsu Shu-ching Was Banned Before She Retired

It has been reported that Chinese Taipei double Olympic gold medalist, Hsu Shu-ching failed an anti-doping test before she retired.

Additional tests on a sample taken from Hsu before the 2017 Weightlifting Championships apparently showed the presence of a banned substance.

Hsu retired in June 2018 and her ban by the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee was not made public until the World Anti-Doping Agency wrote to the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, requiring them to publish details of all sanctioned athletes by 5 April 2019.

Before she retired, Hsu had won gold at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics (her 2012 gold coming after the original winner, Zulfiya Chinshanlo, tested positive). She also took gold at the 2015 Wold Championships along with other international medals and broke the -53kg total world record in 2014. Hsu’s best total of 233 kg came at the 2014 Asian Games where she snatched 101 kg and clean and jerked 132 kg, at the time setting world records in the clean and jerk and total.

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