Pakistan athletes’ blood samples taken for dope tests

Commonwealth Games – Weightlifting – Men’s 81kg – Final – The NEC Hall 1, Birmingham, Britain – August 1, 2022 Pakistan’s Haider Ali all through a failed elevate. -REUTERS
  • Dope tests of Pakistani gamers performed all through Commonwealth Games.
  • Test effects anticipated this month.
  • Pakistan has despatched a contingent of 103 participants to Birmingham.

BIRMINGHAM: The anti-doping committee of the Commonwealth Games has taken blood samples of one of the vital Pakistani athletes for dope tests, result of which can be anticipated inside 20 days.

A spokesman for the Pakistan contingent showed to The News on Monday that the samples of swimmers Haseeb Tariq, Bisma Khan and Jehanara Nabi, weightlifters Haider Ali, Nooh Dastgir Butt and Hanzala Dastgir, hockey gamers Abdul Manan and Ghazanfar Ali, judoka Shah Hussain and para-athlete Anila Izzat Baig have been taken.

Dr Asad Abbas, the manager scientific officer of the nationwide contingent, mentioned the check stories will are available 15 to twenty days.

It was once previous reported that the samples of 2 hockey gamers, swimmer Haseeb, and Anila were taken upon their arrival in Birmingham.

It is essential to notice that Pakistan has despatched a contingent of 103 participants to Birmingham which is taking part in 13 other sports activities together with para-athletics.

However, not one of the Pakistani gamers has up to now been ready to win a medal within the pageant.

Earlier in April, famed Pakistani weightlifter Talha Talib was once barred from collaborating within the Commonwealth Games after his doping check outcome returned sure.

Talha Talib, on the other hand, referred to as this an “unintentional mistake” in a letter to the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWF).

Surprise dope tests have been performed through the International Testing Agency together with International Weightlifting Federation in Gujranwala and Lahore for all Pakistani weightlifters.

It should be famous that Talha gained the first-ever medal for Pakistan within the World Weightlifting Championship, bagging bronze at Tashkent remaining 12 months.

He narrowly overlooked out on profitable an Olympic medal for Pakistan at 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “I have always kept my focus on training and making my country proud through lawful means,” Talha had said.

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