Liu Chunhong

China facing one-year ban from weightlifting over repeated doping cases

A trio of female Chinese weightlifters are set to be stripped of their Beijing 2008 gold medals after testing positive for GHRP-2.

They include Cao Lei, who won the 75 kilograms category, Liu Chunhong, the 69kg champion, and Chen Xiexia, the 48kg gold medallist.

Liu also failed for stimulant sibutramine.

In June, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) vowed to hand a one-year suspension to all countries who produced three or more anti-doping rule violations in the combined re-analysis of samples from the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics.