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  12-09 21:00
 

    By Sportswriter Ma Xiangfei

    DOHA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's female weightlifter Than KyiKyi in 48kg category was found using banned substance at Doha Asian Games, Husain Al Musallam, director general of the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA) said here on Saturday.

    Than, turning 29 on Dec. 19, were found using furosemide, a diuretic which can be used to reduce weight, and was disqualified from the Games, said Al Musallam in a statement.

    "An in-competition test conducted on sample A of urine collected from her on the Dec. 2, 2006, showed the presence of the banned substance furosemide, a diuretic," Al Musallam said.

    Than finished fourth in the 48kg competition last Saturday.

    "The athlete was given a fair hearing by the OCA Disciplinary Commission and an opportunity to have her B sample tested, a right which she waived," said Al Musallam.

    "The Disciplinary Commission recommended that this athlete has in fact committed an anti-doping rule violation and as such should be disqualified from the 15th Asian Games and her results in competition nullified," he said.

    "This is the only one positive case by far," said Al Musallam.

    Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Mussleh, Healthcare, Medical and Doping Control manager at the Games organizing committee, gave the number of tests conducted.

    "A total of 630 tests have been conducted including 86 pre-competition ones," he said, adding that blood tests for EPO were also carried out.

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