KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Wushu’s international governing body has banned Malaysia’s Tai Cheau Xuen from competition for four months over a positive doping test at the recent Asian Games, the Wushu Federation of Malaysia said on Thursday.
Tai, who was stripped of the Asian Games gold medal she won in September, has been banned until March 20, 2015, after the banned stimulant sibutramine was found in her system following the competition in Incheon, South Korea, the federation said.
Tai has returned her gold medal.
The Malaysian governing body said it was informed of the ban in a letter received last week from the International Wushu Federation.
The Malaysia federation insisted Tai unwittingly ingested sibutramine via health supplements and a slimming product.