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  • Tzu-Hui Lin suspended for anti-doping violation


    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended Tzu-Hui Lin, a powerlifter from Chinese Taipei, for two years for committing an anti-doping violation.

    The five-time Paralympian and Beijing 2008 Paralympic champion, who competes in the up to 79kg class, returned an adverse analytical finding for Methylephedrine in a urine sample provided on 28 April 2019 after competing at the Eger 2019 World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Hungary.

    This substance is included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2019 Prohibited List under the category S6. Stimulants.

    As a result of her violation, Lin will be ineligible for competition for two years from 28 April 2019 to 27 April 2021. All her results from 28 April 2019 and onwards will be disqualified including forfeiture of any medals, points, records and prizes. This includes the World Cup bronze medal she won in Eger.

    The IPC would like to remind all athletes the principle of strict liability applies to anti-doping matters and that any athletes who need to take a prohibited substance for medical reasons should seek a Therapeutic Use Exemption.

    Each athlete is strictly liable for the substances found in his or her sample, and that an anti-doping rule violation occurs whenever a prohibited substance (or its metabolites or markers) is found in his or her bodily specimen, whether or not the athlete intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or was negligent or otherwise at fault.

    As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the IPC remains committed to a doping-free sporting environment at all levels. The IPC, together with the International Federations and the National Paralympic Committees, established the IPC Anti-Doping Code to prevent doping in sport for Paralympic athletes, in the spirit of fair play. The IPC Anti-Doping Code is in conformity with the general principles of the WADC.

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