Two time gold medalist Sanjita Chanu will seek compensation from IWF


Sanjita Chanu, a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist, will seek compensation from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for causing mental harassment as she awaits the decision of her long-running doping case.

Chanu was found to be positive of the anabolic steroid testosterone in November 2017. Since then, no decision has been taken on his case yet, in which many kinds of administrative disturbances also occurred.

Chanu's brother and trial witness Bijen Kumar Khumukcham told news agency PTI, 'We thought the case was over as the IWF allowed him to participate in the competitions. But recently we applied for the Arjuna Award and when we approached the Federation of India, they said that its case is not over yet. It has not removed the stigma of doping.

He said, 'We did not think of seeking compensation earlier but now this matter has gone so long. Compensation is not only about money, but it has caused so much trouble in the past.

Chanu has imposed a temporary suspension for nine months from 15 May 2018 to 22 January 2019, after which he was allowed to compete in the tournament.