Asian Games: Discus thrower fails drugs test

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The Independent Online
CHINA'S leading female discus thrower, Qu Qiaping, has failed a drugs test, it was announced at the Asian Games in Hiroshima yesterday. Both her A and B samples have been analysed and each produced positive results for anabolic steroids.

Qu Qiaping was the only one of 17 athletes tested at random in China less than two weeks ago to produce a positive test. The team were told of the result on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old produced the world's fourth best discus throw of 66.60 metres this year, ironically at a meeting in Hiroshima in April. She was strongly fancied to take the gold medal at the Games.

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