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Malaysian gold medalist expelled for doping

Updated: 2014-09-30 15:06

INCHEON - Malaysia's wushu gold medalist Tai Cheau Xuen has been expelled from the Asian Games for failing a doping test, becoming the third doping case in the games, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old was tested after winning women's nanquan and nandao all-round event on Sept. 20, Malaysia's first gold at the games.

She was found to have taken sibutramine, a banned substance in the WADA Prohibited List 2014, OCA said in a statement.

"The competitor has been disqualified from the competition as well as these games and as such her accreditation canceled and her medal withdrawn," said the statement.

A Tajik footballer, Khurshed Beknazarov, and a Cambodian soft tennis player, Yi Sophany, had been booted out for doping.

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