Results of a Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship reviewed – Nigeria Sportsman gets gold after Malaisian winner is tested positive to a dope test.
Malaysia Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship was held in November 2013, and Kalu King, competing in 62kg Junior men’s category, won a silver medal. The gold medals were taken by two lifters from Malaysia, who had just now been proven to be tested positive to a dope test.
This news is proven by Paul Coffa, Secretary General of the CWF, Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation. He had sent an e-mail confirming Kalu’s win to Nigerian Weightlifting Federation. He also mentioned that the medal would be given to him at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland – Glasgow 2014.
Chibudom Nwuche, President of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation had rushed to congratulate King Kalu for becoming a gold medal winner. Kalu was also promised to be rewarded just as other gold medalists of the event. The President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation also said he was pleased to hear about another win but will definitely commend the IWF to be more thorough.
Total results of the Championship in Malaysia included four gold trophies, eight gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals.