China reports second doping case at National Games 2009-10-22 10:25:32   Print

    By sportswriter Chao Xiao

    JINAN, East China, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- China reported the second doping case Thursday at the 11th National Games as a female shooter, Li Jie, from Inner Mongolia, was found to take quietive to help stay calm in the competition.

    The incident came only five days after a rower from Henan, Guo Linna, tested positive for the steroid 19-norandrostenedione.

    Li failed the tests for propranolol, a banned beta blocker, which was used to prevent trembling in events such as shooting and archery.

    "The urine samples were sent for tests after the competition on 18th, and the results came out yesterday," the deputy head of the competition committee, Sun Yuanfu, told a press conference.

    "Li's shooting results have been stripped of," he said.

    Li won the fourth in women's 10-meter air pistol shooting and 49th in the 25-meter sport pistol shooting at the Games.

    The propranolol was also found in last year's Beijing Olympics when a DPR Korean shooter, Kim Jong Su, was stripped of a silver medal in the 50-meter pistol and a bronze in the 10-meter air pistol.

    The Henan rower Guo was kicked out of the competition on 18th, and the whole rowing team of Henan pulled out of the competition on the next day to display "a determination in the fight against doping."

    "Further punishments will be given by sports associations," Sun said.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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