Well-known Indian weightlifter Rakhi Halder has been provisionally suspended for violating anti-doping rule.
Halder was a gold-medalist in women’s 68kg at the 2019 Commonwealth championship.
Following the positive test, the seasoned lifter is banned from participating in the Asian weightlifting championship to be held from next week.
Asian weightlifting championship is considered as a qualifying event for the Olympics.
National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) conducted the test on last November, the result of which came out recently.
Notably, apart from Rakhi Halder 4 other sports person of the country are also provisionally suspended after they are tested positive.
It includes kabaddi player Ajay Thakur. Other athletes who failed the dope test are Greco Roman wrestler Manish and race walkers Sunil Vishwakarma and Vishvendra Singh.