- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

KUWAIT CITY (AP) - The Olympic Council of Asia has returned an Asian Games gold medal to Chinese hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu after overturning a doping ban.

Zhang won the women’s hammer throw at the Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea, last September, but was later disqualified and stripped of the medal after a pre-competition test showed traces of the prohibited substance zeranol in her sample.

The three-time Asian Games champion lodged an appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in October, saying her positive case resulted from contaminated food.

The OCA issued a statement Wednesday saying that based on further tests, it recognized that Zhang did not commit a doping violation and planned to return the medal.


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