Weightlifter Monica Devi was on Tuesday withdrawn from the Indian squad for Beijing Olympic Games hours before she was to board the flight to the Chinese capital for failing a dope test hours, sources said.
Monica tested positive for anabolic salt in a test conducted on June 29, the sources said.
A silver medal winner in the 69kg category at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Monika Devi had been unanimously selected by the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) ahead of Shailaja Pujari for Beijing.
The IWF had then said that her selection was based on a trial in Bangalore, resting all allegations of bribery in the selection.
Monika won a silver and two bronze in the Asian Championships in Japan in April-May earlier this year to help book the berth for India.
She was among the three women from her state besides archer L. Bombayla Devi and judoka K. Tombi Devi in the Indian squad at Beijing.
South Korea’s Inbee Park has become just the seventh woman golfer to win the traditional career Grand Slam. photo Tristan Jones LET
A full weekend of unique displays of Acrobatic Gymnastics were performed at The Echo Arena in Liverpool. photos by Ant Beviss and Alan Britten
Kim won last year's Evian Championship in her first appearance in a Major and Ko has the opportunity to do the same.
Lauren Steadman (GBR) commanded the course and was the frontrunner from start to finish.
11-16 Age Groups have been completed.
Corletto completed the Diamonds’ first training session of the four-day World Cup preparation camp in Newcastle.
Finals day for the British Acrobatic Gymnasts takes place today at The Echo Arena in Liverpool. photos by Ant Beviss
The world’s best female surfers tested their beach-break skills as competition ran through Round 4 and the Quarterfinals today in two-to-three foot waves at Huntington Beach Pier.
The 31-year-old from Sollefteå, Sweden, is a 12-time National Champion, and currently holds the blue and yellow cross jersey in both Road Race and Time Trial.
The second day of the British Gymnastics Championship Series at Echo Arena, Liverpool saw the coveted senior aerobic British titles decided.
The Rebellion defeated the Bandits 4-2 in a wacky game that saw two ties and three lead changes.